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Windows 7: what's up with the performance monitor?

12 May 2009   #1
leQ

dual vista/win7
 
 
what's up with the performance monitor?

why did M$ wreck the performance monitor? i can't get to view the monitor because it's stuck in a directory (c:\perflogs) that i don't have permission to access. what a crock.

unless someone can point out something i'm doing wrong. but i added counters, only to see that it's output was something in that perflogs directory.

and bill, what kinda drugs were you taking when you made windows 7? because never in my whole entire life did i ever have so many directories on my computer that i can't access. what on God's green earth were you THINKing?


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12 May 2009   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

So typing "'performance monitor' into the start menu doesn't start it for you?

PS Bill has nothing to do with it now
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12 May 2009   #3
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leQ View Post
and bill, what kinda drugs were you taking when you made windows 7? because never in my whole entire life did i ever have so many directories on my computer that i can't access. what on God's green earth were you THINKing?
I think maybe 'security'. If you need access to one of these folders for some reason, see here: Take Ownership Shortcut


Gary
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12 May 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

right click on taskbar and select task manager
go to performance tab
and click resource monitor button
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22 May 2009   #5
Grunt

Win 7 RC 7100 x64
 
 

Your trying to check an administrative tool but you dont have admin access to your own machine? What drugs are you taking?

If you don't like windows 7, dont use it.
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22 May 2009   #6
Cyberwolf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leQ View Post
why did M$ wreck the performance monitor? i can't get to view the monitor because it's stuck in a directory (c:\perflogs) that i don't have permission to access. what a crock.

unless someone can point out something i'm doing wrong. but i added counters, only to see that it's output was something in that perflogs directory.

and bill, what kinda drugs were you taking when you made windows 7? because never in my whole entire life did i ever have so many directories on my computer that i can't access. what on God's green earth were you THINKing?
You need to learn how to use the OS before you start blaming MS for your woes.

I SOMEHOW don't have any issues that you describe, kinda funny huh?
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22 May 2009   #7
leQ

dual vista/win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
right click on taskbar and select task manager
go to performance tab
and click resource monitor button

and that gets me all these counters that i have no interest in. all i wanna know are the 2 data-types of bytes sent and bytes received. iow, a monitor of the network interface.

but thanks for that tip on the take ownership .reg file. that will come in handy, moreso now as many of these directories are inaccessible to me.

as for security, i create restore points everytime i open regedit. or do something such as take ownership of a file that could do harm to my system.

and thanks to all of you for your thoughts. i must have had a bad hair day that day.
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22 May 2009   #8
MUff1N

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leQ View Post
why did M$ wreck the performance monitor? i can't get to view the monitor because it's stuck in a directory (c:\perflogs) that i don't have permission to access. what a crock.

unless someone can point out something i'm doing wrong. but i added counters, only to see that it's output was something in that perflogs directory.

and bill, what kinda drugs were you taking when you made windows 7? because never in my whole entire life did i ever have so many directories on my computer that i can't access. what on God's green earth were you THINKing?
Not sure what you are doing wrong here, but if you just type perfmon in the search box & hit enter it comes right up...

If this doesn't work after you do a clean install, then you've got a bad iso burn of the OS or corrupted iso as I've never had problems accessing this regardless of the W7 build.
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22 May 2009   #9
leQ

dual vista/win7
 
 

maybe i wasn't clear about the performance issue.

i like to have counters from the network adapters' bytes in and bytees out, graphed. i was able to get what i wanted by going what y'all have said (typing perfmon in the start menu.

so thanks everybody, the issue is resolved.
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