Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
This chapter offered an introduction to the world of performance monitoring and
benchmarking. Before you can make your computer faster, it is very helpful to
know what your computer doesn’t perform well with. This chapter showed you
how to discover bottlenecks using applications such as the Resource Monitor,
Performance Monitor, Event Viewer, Task Manager, Windows Experience Index,
and PCMark 7. Use the information that you gained in this chapter in the
upcoming chapters. For example, if you have a lot of applications that are using a ton
of memory, pay close attention to recommended applications and services to
disable in the upcoming chapters.
The next chapter shows you how to optimize the speed of your computer
from the very beginning—at the system boot.