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Shortcut to the Performance Monitor in Vista or Windows 7

Would you like to know what’s happening in your Vista or Windows 7 computer right now? For a quick read on current activity and performance, follow the steps below.

First, open the Run dialog box, by holding the Windows key and typing R (Win+R).

In the Run box, type cmd and hit the Enter key.

This will open the Command Prompt.

In Command Prompt, type perfmon /report

This opens the Resource and Performance Monitor and begins the data collection process.

The report shown below will then appear. Each bar represents different types of data and can be opened by clicking the arrow on the right.

And you’ve completed a quick and easy activity and performance check. Congratulations.