This is a great FREE program


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casey.o

This is a great FREE program. It tells you everything loaded and all
the memory usage and much more. Also allows you to end processes.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/processhacker/files/latest/download

I have a similar program in Win98, but that one just told me what was
loaded. That one said it will not run in any NT based windows, so I
went searching for an upgrade. That old one was abandoned after the
Win98 version, but my searching lead me to this one, and I really like
it. The part called "System Information" shows a graph, and clicking on
any point in the graph shows what program loaded, when, and how much
resources it used. Easy to use too.

No, I dont work for them, just thought I'd share this, because I really
like it. Plus it's FREE!
 
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J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

In message <[email protected]>,
This is a great FREE program. It tells you everything loaded and all
the memory usage and much more. Also allows you to end processes.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/processhacker/files/latest/download

Thanks for the link. (That actually causes the download, or at least
does in Firefox 25, even though the URL doesn't end in a filename; to
just read about it, http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/ gives an
overview.)
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it. The part called "System Information" shows a graph, and clicking on
any point in the graph shows what program loaded, when, and how much
resources it used. Easy to use too.

That sounds useful, being able to go _back_ (at least a bit) to see what
caused that spike. Though I wonder if, when some process takes 99+% of
the processor, Process Hacker will actually be able to track it: Task
Manager has that difficulty.
No, I dont work for them, just thought I'd share this, because I really
like it. Plus it's FREE!
Some other process monitors/whatever you might like:

Process Explorer, the main one of the type: one of the Sysinternals
suite (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/sysinternals - don't let the
"microsoft" put you off, it still supports XP) - the direct link to PE
is http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653, and I see
the latest version is 2014-March-7!

(I wouldn't be surprised if that's the one on which all others are
based, though I don't know that.)

Process Lasso:
https://bitsum.com/howfree.php, http://bitsum.com/processlasso/
This one has the feature that it claims to prevent any one process
hogging things to the extent that the computer becomes unusable. It adds
an extra line to the graph called "usability", which sort of shows the
computer's responsiveness, and that feature - which they call
ProBalance, and _is_ included in the free version - tries to keep that
line high.

I noticed, looking at processhacker's page, that one of the things it
offers is "what's using a file (that e. g. I'm trying to delete)".
Rather than have to load the full PH (or one of the others) every time,
you might be interested in http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/, which
just sits there until you get such a message ("can't delete file" etc.),
then pops up a list of what processes are using that file, with the
option to stop them so you can. The above page contains a rather cheeky
table comparing it to other such prog.s, and other prog.s (such as
Process Explorer) that include such functions: but, to be fair, the
names of the other prog.s in the table also are links to them, which
could be useful! (Process Hacker isn't among them - but you've already
got that, and anyone else can follow your [and my] links above.)
 

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