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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by laurfar, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. laurfar

    laurfar Thread Starter

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    Hi, just got my new PC with winXP. Would like to know how to find out what percentof system resources are available when I first boot. I used to rt click on "My Computer", and it would show how much I have. Now with winXP that doesn't work. Can someone direct me?
    thanks :)
     
  2. Techmonkeys

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    Right click on the Start Bar (not the start button, but the little grey bar instead).

    Select Task Manager from the menu, once task manager is open selecy the Performance Tab.

    This should give you all the info you need.
     
  3. laurfar

    laurfar Thread Starter

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    Great, but I'm not skilled enough to understand what it says. Isn't there one for basic level learners. In Win 98 it just said _% was being used. Is there no where on WinXP that has that same info?
     
  4. Techmonkeys

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    Hopefully this will help.

    The Processor Usage is how much of your computer's Central Processor Unit (CPU) is being used at the moment 0 - 100%.

    The memory usage is again how much is currently being your used of your system's memory (RAM).

    The total memory shows how much memory you actually have in your system.

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    You are trying to equate the resource stacks in W98 to XP, it doesn't apply. You won't have "resource" issues with 2K/XP, they handle the resource allocation in a totally different manner without the limitations that 98/ME have. One of the improvements with XP is no more resource issues. :)
     
  6. laurfar

    laurfar Thread Starter

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    well that settles that ;o)
    Thanks for all the help on this. Glad to know XP isn't something I need to check the resources all the time. Thanks so much for your time.
     
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