The Resource Monitor in Windows displays more information and system resources than the more popular Task Manager. It is well suited for Windows, CPU, usage, disk, network, and storage analytics, as it can filter specifically for processes and related activities. We’ll show you how to open Resource Monitor in Windows 10, 8, and 7 and what you can do with it.
Open the resource monitor
- Press the Button key sequence (Windows +R to start the Run window.
- Type in (resmon) and hit enter.
- The resource monitor opens.
The advantage of a resource monitor
Process Manager takes a closer look at ongoing processes, services, users, apps, and CPU practices. Resource Monitor goes into more detail:
- You will see the Overview, CPU, RAM, Hard Disk, and Network tabs.
- They can be clicked individually.
- Under “CPU” you can, for example, tick some actions and filter them accordingly.
- Below you will find all related services, handles, and modules for the process selected only in the sub-regions.
Allows individual processes to be specifically analyzed. For example, if you have implemented a CPU, you can analyze in Resource Monitor what services or other activities are causing the problem.
You can also see if the process is gaining access to areas of the system that are not really necessary for their work. It could be, for example, a written program that suddenly exchanges data over a network / Internet, although it should be a completely offline program.
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