I prefer graph paper

Which of these utilities can be used to store hard drive statistics over a long-term period?

A) Task Manager

B) Device Manager

C) Component Services

D) Performance Monitor

E) I usually just sit next to the computer with a pencil and a clipboard

The answer: D) Performance Monitor

The Windows Performance Monitor can be used to gather operating system metrics, set alerts, store information, and report on long-term data points.

Want to know more? Watch “Using Windows Performance Monitor.”

The Windows Performance Monitor can help you narrow down the cause of your computer slowdown problems. In this video, you’ll learn how to configure, run, and create reports with Performance Monitor.