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  • Blog Post: Xperf for the layman, performance analysis unchained, Windows Assessment Toolkit revealed.

    If you have been following along in performance land the last year or three, you’d hear about xperf and the WPT (Windows Performance Toolkit). Mayhap you’ve had some time to practice and you know what you are doing. Cool. This tool might still interest you. If you, on the other hand, haven’t...
  • Blog Post: RunAsRadio.com spot

    Look for the Dudes’ interview with Richard Campbell on RunAsRadio , where I get into a discussion on Slow Boot/Slow Logon scenarios, tools to use and common culprits. The spot appears on May the 18th! Links discussed on the interview are: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents...
  • Blog Post: How to collect a trace for audio or video problems in Windows 7

    Assume the following:  You have a Windows 7 host that you want to collect a trace from.  The user complains of audio issues, stuttering, latency, etc…or video frame rate is low.  Something annoying. Like my previous post, lets cover a few basic rules here as we get started: 1.  If...
  • Blog Post: How to troubleshoot application hangs with DebugDiag 1.2

    Or, DebugDiag from the client perspective… 1.  Install DebugDiag 1.2 ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2580960) (Basically, I’m going to expound upon the following (somewhat obscure) instructions:) “Create a manual memory dump series during the slow or hang state by right-clicking the process name...
  • Blog Post: What is Windows Performance Analyzer all about and why should you use it instead of xperfview?

    Consider the following trace in xperfview: This should be familiar to you, it’s the DPC storm / storport doorbell that looks like this: So how does this trace look in WPA from the Windows 8 ADK (RP edition)? A little different, but the Dude isn’t closed minded here, so lets give it a whirl: Observe. ...