Performance Counters

Windows Performance Counters provide a high-level abstraction layer that provides a consistent interface for collecting various kinds of system data such as CPU, memory, and disk usage. System administrators often use performance counters to monitor systems for performance or behavior problems. Software developers often use performance counters to examine the resource usage of their programs.

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Topic Description
About Performance Counters General information about Performance Counters.
Using Performance Counters Task-related topics that describe how to use Performance Counters.
Performance Counters Reference Detailed descriptions of Performance Counters functions and other programming elements.