When Windows 10 got launched, there were a lot of changes and additions noticed by users. There have been changes in the ways to access a lot of basic settings. One of them is Performance Monitor. Performance Monitor is one of the useful tools of Windows which helps us view real-time information about hardware resources and also informs how computer manages its resources.
With Performance Monitor, you can terminate or end processes, and do much more. It monitors various activities on a computer like CPU usage. Performance Monitor displays information as a bar chart, a graph, or numeric values. To reduce the time of finding the tool or accessing the tool, you should know ways to access it.
In this post, we have listed five ways to open Performance Monitor on Windows 10.
Ways to Access Performance Monitor on Windows 10
Method 1: Search It Via Search Bar
You can simply launch Performance Monitor on Windows 10 by searching it through the search bar. To do that, locate search bar beside Start Menu. Start Typing Performance and Performance Monitor tool will come up as a search result. Click on it to launch Performance Monitor.
Method 2: Launch Performance Monitor Via Run Window
You can access Performance Monitor via Run window as well. To do that press Windows and R to open Run Window. Once it is up, type perfmon and click OK
Note: You can also type “perfmon.msc” or “perfmon.exe” to bring up Performance Monitor.
Method 3: Use Command Prompt to Access Performance Monitor
To open Performance Monitor via Command prompt, follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to Search bar and type cmd to open Command Prompt.
Alternative Way: Make a right click at the lower left corner to open Quick Access Menu, choose Command Prompt to launch it.
Step 2: On the command prompt window, type perfmon.exe and press Enter. It will launch Performance Monitor tool.
Method 4: Use Windows PowerShell To Open Performance Monitor
Step 1: Click the bottom left corner near Start button. You will get a Quick Access Menu, locate Windows Powershell.
Alternative Way: You can also type Powershell in the search bar to get Windows Powershell.
Step 2: Type perfmon.msc and hit Enter to launch Performance Monitor.
Method 5: Use Administrative Tools to Get Performance Monitor
You can use Administrative tools as well to launch the tool. To do the same, follow these steps:
Step 1: Go to search bar, beside Start button, type administrative, Administrative Tools will come up as search results. Click on it to launch the tool.
Step 2: You will get a list of tools such as Component Services, Computer Management and more. Locate and double-click on Performance Monitor from the list to launch it.
So, these are some of the methods to open Performance Monitor on Windows 10. Try them and let us know which one is the easiest for you to use in the comments below.