Resource Monitor
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Resource Monitor
Resource Monitor
Resource Monitor running under Windows 7
Resource Monitor running under Windows 7
Initial releaseJanuary 30, 2007; 13 years ago (2007-01-30)
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
PlatformIA-32, x86-64 and ARM
TypeSystem resources utility
LicenseProprietary commercial software

Resource Monitor, a utility in Windows Vista and later, displays information about the use of hardware (CPU, memory, disk, and network) and software (file handles and modules) resources in real time.[1] Users can launch Resource Monitor by executing resmon.exe (perfmon.exe in Windows Vista).

The Vista and later Resource Monitor heavily leverages the Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) facilities introduced in Windows 7;[2] the counter setup (event tracing session) used by the Resource Monitor can provide logging as well.[3]


The Resource Monitor window includes five tabs:[4]

  • Overview
  • CPU
displays column lists of Processes, Services, Associated Handles and Associated Modules; charts of CPU Usage (separate for every core)
  • Memory
displays overall Physical Memory consumption and separate consumption of every Process; charts of Used Physical Memory, Commit Charge and Hard Faults/sec
  • Disk
displays Processes with Disk Activity and Storage; charts of Disk Usage (KB/sec) and Disk Queue Length
  • Network
displays Processes with Network Activity, TCP Connections and Listening Ports; charts of Network Usage (separate for every adapter) and TCP Connections

Ways to start the application

  • Choose Start->Type to search "Resource Monitor".
  • Start Windows Task Manager->select Performance tab->Click the "Open Resource Monitor" link at the lower left corner.
  • Choose Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools->Resource Monitor.
  • %windir%\system32\perfmon.exe /res
  • %windir%\system32\resmon.exe

See also


  1. ^ Tulloch, Mitch; Northrup, Tony; Honeycutt, Jerry; Wilson, Ed (2009). Windows 7 Resource Kit. Pearson Education. ISBN 9780735642775. Retrieved . The Resource Overview screen of the Reliability and Performance Monitor Control Panel item in Windows Vista has become a separate tool in Windows 7 called Resource Monitor [...].
  2. ^ Waterman, Michael (November 4, 2013). "Getting Started with Performance Tracing Part 1 Event Tracing for Windows Demystified". TechNet. Microsoft. Archived from the original on December 18, 2013.
  3. ^ "How to pull the information that Resource Monitor (ResMon.exe) provides?". TechNet. Microsoft. January 4, 2011.
  4. ^ Phelps, Justin (October 14, 2011). "How to Use Resource Monitor". PC World. IDG.

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