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Windows® 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition by Carl Siechert Ed Bott and Craig Stinson

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Chapter 23. Tuning Up and Monitoring Performance

Establishing a Performance Baseline

Monitoring Performance in Real Time

Basic Strategies for Improving Performance

Advanced Performance Analysis Tools and Techniques

ULTIMATELY, the performance of your PC is a matter of personal preference. For some, waiting a few seconds as the system starts is no big deal. For others, it’s worth spending hours of tweaking and tuning to shave a few milliseconds off the time it takes for an application to launch.

The software engineers who designed and built Windows 7 paid close attention to making sure that it takes full advantage of the hardware on which it’s installed. We know from personal experience and extensive hands-on testing that they’ve succeeded admirably, ...

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