Windows Performance Recorder

Included in the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK), Windows Performance Recorder (WPR) is a performance recording tool that is based on Event Tracing for Windows (ETW). It records system and application events that you can then analyze by using Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA). You can use WPR together with Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA) to investigate particular areas of performance and to gain an overall understanding of resource consumption. WPR and WPA enable development and IT professionals to proactively identify and resolve performance issues. WPR requires Windows 8 or later.

Where to get Windows Performance Recorder

Windows Performance Recorder (WPR) is included in the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) along with other performance tools such as Windows Performance Analyzer and Xperf.

You can download WPR by visiting Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK).

What’s New in WPR

For a list of the newest features in WPR, see the WPR section of What's New in the Windows Performance Toolkit.

In This Section

Introduction to WPR

Introduces the basic features that you will use to create WPR recordings.

WPR How-to-Topics

Gives detailed procedures about how to use WPR.

WPR Features

Describes WPR features in detail.

Windows Performance Recorder common scenarios

Explains common recording scenarios.

WPR Technical Reference

Provides complete reference material about how to use command-line options, create XML profiles, and use Xperf.

Windows Performance Toolkit Technical Reference

Xperf Command-Line Reference

Windows Performance Analyzer