How to Force Quit an App in Windows 10

It can be frustrating when you have an application that won’t respond. You click the X but nothing happens., it appears to be frozen. But manually turning off your computer by hitting the power button can damage your computer. Instead of waiting for the application to respond, let’s explore how to force quit applications on a Windows 10 device in three ways.

It can be frustrating when you have an application that won’t respond. You click the X but nothing happens., it appears to be frozen. But manually turning off your computer by hitting the power button can damage your computer. Instead of waiting for the application to respond, let’s explore how to force quit applications on a Windows 10 device in three ways.

This is for the Windows 10 operating system

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Keyboard Shortcut

Click on the frozen application to bring it into focus. Now, press Alt+F4 to close it.

If you don’t select a window or application, this shortcut may cause your computer to shut down or you may receive the Shut Down Windows command prompt.

Use the Task Manager

Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to launch the Task Manager. Alternatively, you can right click the Windows task bar and select Task Manager from the menu. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Task Manager

You will see a list of currently running applications. Now click on the task you want to force quit, then select End Task. See below image:

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The running tasks

If you don’t see your application in the list, hit the More derails button in the bottom left corner of the window. You should find your task in the Processes tab. Now, click End Task. Your frozen program should now close. See following image;

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Expanded list of running tasks

Use the Command Prompt

Click the Windows+R to open the Cortana search box. Now enter cmd and press Enter or hit the OK button. See below image:

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Entering the command for the Command Prompt

In the Command Prompt, enter tasklist and press Enter. This will display a list of currently running programs and tasks along with associated information. Refer to below image:

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List of running tasks

Locate your frozen application. Now, enter taskkill/im {name_of_program}.exe.” Replace {name_of_program} with the name of the program you want to force quit. Remember to leave a space between taskill/im and the name of the program. Finally, press the Enter key.

For example, let’s force quit the calculator program. You would enter the following command:

taskkill/im calculator.exe

then press the Enter key. See below image:

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Entering the command to force quit the calculator program

A message will be returned indicating if you have successfully force quit the application. See following image:

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Message indicating success in force quit of calculator program

If the above methods fail to work, you can reboot or shutdown your computer to kill the frozen app.

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How to Control Text in Google Chrome

If you’re having trouble comfortably reading text that is either too small or too big on a website in Google Chrome, there’s a quick way to change it.

If you’re having trouble comfortably reading text that is either too small or too big on a website in Google Chrome, there’s a quick way to change it. Let’s explore how to do this.

Chrome includes a feature called Zoom that allows you to quickly make text and images bigger or smaller on any website. You can zoom a web page from anywhere between 25% and 500% of its usual size.

When you navigate away from a page, Chrome will remember your zoom level for that website when you come back to it.

This is for devices using Google Chrome

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First, open Chrome on your devuce,.

Method 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Press Ctrl and + (plus) to zoom in
  • Press Ctrl and (minus) to zoom out
  • Press Ctrl and 0 (zero) to return to the default size, normally 100%

Method 2: Using the Mouse

Press and hold the Ctrl key and rotate the scroll wheel on your mouse. Depending on which direction you spin the wheel, the text will become larger or smaller.

Method 3: Using the Menu

Select the Hamburger icon (the one with 3 dots) in the top-right of the Chrome web browser. Refer to below image:

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The Hamburger icon

In the Zoom section, select the + (plus) button to increase the size of text and images. Select the (minus) button to decrease the size of text and images. See below image:

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Selecting a Zoom level

Press the Esc key to hide the menu.

Reset Zoom

One way is to use any of the zoom methods listed above to set the zoom level to 100%.

Another way is to select the magnifying glass icon in the address bar (this will only appear if you are zoomed to a level other than 100%), then select Reset. If you dont see the magnifying glass (normally due to numerous icons), just press and hold the Ctrl key while pressing the + (plus) or (minus) key or mouse scroll. See following image;

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Resetting the Zoom

Set a Custom Default

You can customise the default zoom level used by the Google Chrome browser. This way, text and images will always appear larger or smaller whenever you use the browser. To do so:

Select the Hamburger icon (the one with 3 dots) in the top-right of the Chrome web browser. Refer to below image:

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The Hamburger icon

Select Settings from the menu. See below image;

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Accessing the Settings

In the search box at the top of the Settings page, type “page zoom”. See following image:

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Using the Settings search box

Under the Appearance options, select the drop-down menu for Page zoom and choose a new default zoom level. Refer to below image:

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Selecting a custome Zoom level

That’s it. Now you can make your Chrome browsing easier on your eyes.

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How to Hear a Document with Speak in Word

Microsoft Word for Windows has a “text to speech” or Speak feature to read back a document. It’s hiding away behind the Ribbon but works fine once you’ve found it. We are going to add the icon to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) for easy accessiblity.

Microsoft Word for Windows has a “text to speech” or Speak feature to read back a document.  It’s hiding away behind the Ribbon but works fine once you’ve found it. We are going to add the icon to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) for easy accessiblity. Lets explore how to do this.

This is for Microsoft Word 2010 through latest version

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Speak button can be put on the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) or Ribbon. Refer to below image for the Speak icon on QAT:

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The Speak icon on Quick Access Toolbar

While in Word, select some text or Ctrl + A for the whole document, then click the Speak icon. If there’s no selection, clicking Speak will say the current word at the cursor.

Add the Speak Icon

You’ll find Speak on the Commands not on the Ribbon list.  The easiest choice is adding it to the Quick Access Toolbar. Just click on the Down Arrow in the Menu Bar and select More Commands. See below image:

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More Commands option

The Quick Access Toolbar will be displayed. Select Commands Not in the Ribbon from the drop down box and locate the Speak command. Next, click the Add button to add the command to the Quick Access Toolbar. Click OK when finished. Refer to below image:

Adding the Speak option to the Quick Access Toolbar

Now it’s on the Quick Access Toolbar. Just select some text and click the Speak icon.

Change the Voice

To access the controls for Speak or Read Aloud:

  1. Access the Control Panel via the Cortana search bar. Just enter Control Panel, then click the button in upper left hand corner.
  2. Click Speech Recognition
  3. Click Text to Speech

Word Speak is making use of a little-appreciated Text to Speech part of Windows.  See following image:

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Text to Speech dialog

That means the Speech options available depend somewhat on the version of Windows, not Office. Some of the options are:

Voice Selection – the English language options are “David” or “Zira” – male or female.

Preview Voice – click to hear the current voice.

Voice speed – faster or slower than the Normal setting.

To start the Speech at Windows startup, click the Speech Recognition tab and checkmark Run Speech Recognition at startup. When finished, click OK. See below image:

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Selecting Text to Speech at Windows startup

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How to Navigate Outlook’s New Search Feature

Recently, Microsoft has changed how the Search works. It is now more robust with many new options. The Search box is now located at the top of the screen in the title bar. This is called Microsoft Search and is available in both client and web apps.

Recently, Microsoft has changed how the Search works. It is now more robust with many new options. The Search box is now located at the top of the screen in the title bar. This is called Microsoft Search and is available in both client and web apps.

This is for devices running Outlook. Screenshots are from Office 365

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The Search Box

Refer to below image for the new Search box:

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The new Search box

First, you will notice the Search box is bigger and longer. Also, Microsoft has added two keyboard shortcuts; CNTL+E and ALT+Q for those people who favor the keyboard over a mouse.

Now when you click inside the Search box or use a keyboard shortcut, a menu appears that shows recent searches, people and actions. See following image:

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The Search box menu

The menu is in a fixed position and covers up a lot of tools found on the Search tab ribbon. If you want to access these tools you have click on a blank space outside the Search results. See below image:

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Click off the Search box

Using the Search Box

As you type in the Search box, the menu will filter down search terms, people, and actions to match what you type. This is the biggest change in Microsoft Search: it no longer just searches through email. The new feature searches everything in Outlook, including Outlook functionality.

If you want to know how to edit emails, type “edit” in the Search box and, below any emails that match the word, the menu will display relevant commands. Refer to below image:

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The Search box actions

Filter Your Search

Unlike the old Search, Outlook now has a much better and easier user interface for filtering your search. Click the drop-down arrow next to the Search box and a simple search menu appears. See following image:

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The Search box filters

Type into these filters and Outlook will automatically add the correct syntax to the Search box (as noted below). You no longer need to remember the right commands to type. Refer to below image:

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Setting up a filter

You are not limited to the default search fields, now you can change the default search fields as well. Just click Add More Options. This will bring up additional options you can turn on or off. Click Apply when you’re done.See below image:

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More Search options

The Search Command

If you’re not a fan of the new dropdown, the Search tab on the ribbon is still there, although now it only appears when you click into the Search box, then click on a blank space in the ribbon. See following image:

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The Search command

The new Search has more power and functionality than the old Search box and provides more screen space for your actual emails. It’s a definite improvement. Enjoy the new Search feature.

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Microsoft File Recovery Tool for Windows 10

Victims of accidental erasures have long relied on either old shareware programs or more comprehensive professional tools like Recuva, EaseUS Data Recovery, Disk Drill Data Recovery, Wise Data Recovery, among others, to recover deleted data.

Victims of accidental erasures have long relied on either old shareware programs or more comprehensive professional tools like Recuva, EaseUS Data Recovery, Disk Drill Data Recovery, Wise Data Recovery, among others, to recover deleted data.

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Curiously, Windows never offered users its own version of an undelete utility. Until now. Why now? Who knows.

Microsoft is offering its new Windows 10 File Recovery Tool for free, online from the Microsoft App Store here.

Note! Make sure you sign in to your Microsoft Account FIRST before downloading.

Refer to below image:

Windows File Recovery app

It’s a command-line only tool, which means it doesn’t sport the attractive interface like most popular undelete utilities.

But it relies on the same principle more sophisticated shareware and professional undelete utilities have long used; deleted files are not actually immediately erased. Instead, the computer merely removes pointers to the locations of the “erased” data, notifying the system that the containers holding those data are available for use should they be needed to store newer files.

The new Windows File Recovery Tool offers three modes of recovery. The default setting is used mainly for NTFS file systems and is ideal for resurrecting recently deleted files.

A more aggressive Segment mode may do a better job retrieving older deleted files, though it will likely take longer.

The third mode, Signature. is the preferred option for retrieving files stored on external devices using FAT, exFAT and ReFS file systems.

The File Recovery Tool has only limited usefulness on solid state drives (SSDs). That is because those drives, unlike traditional hard disk drives, immediately wipe out deleted files.

Although it is not listed as such, the new tool appears to be a beta offering given its low version number or build. Users must have the Windows 10 update (May 2020) or later..

As always, users who need to retrieve an accidentally deleted file should act quickly. File segments remaining on a hard drive with address pointers removed will be overridden as new files are continually created. For the same reason, it is best to have the Windows File Recovery Tool already loaded before an emergency arises. Installing the program after a file is accidentally deleted increases the odds that deleted file fragments will be overridden by the new program.

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How to Save a Microsoft Edge Web Page as a PDF

At times you would like to “grab” a copy of a web page in Microsoft Edge without printing it out on paper. This is not obvious but easily to do on various devices.

At times you would like to “grab” a copy of a web page in Microsoft Edge without printing it out on paper. This is not obvious but easily to do on various devices.

This is for Windows 10 PCs, Macs and other devices that support Microsoft Edge

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First, open Edge and navigate to a web page you would like to save as a PDF. In the upper right hand corner, click on the hamburger icon (the one with three dots). Refer to below image:

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The Hamburger icon

In the pop-up menu, select Print. See below image:

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The Edge Print option

The Print window will open that contains a preview of what the page will look like saved as a PDF file. Select Printer from the drop-down menu, then select Save as PDF. See following image:

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Edge’s Save as PDF option

Use the Pages option to save certain pages (for example, only the first page like in my example or a range of pages). If you would like to change the orientation of the PDF file from portrait (the default) to landscape, click on the Layout option.

When you are done with your options, click on the Save button at the bottom of the page. Refer to below image:

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Edge’s Save your changes option

The Save As dialog box will open. Enter the path where you want to save your PDF file and rename the file, if necessary. Click Save to save your file. See following image:

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Edge’s Save the PDF file

Your web page(s) will be saved as a PDF file in the location you have chosen.

It’s possible to save documents to PDF files other than Edge. Whether its a Window 10 or a Mac computer, print-to-PDF functionally will be similar.

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How to Save a Google Chrome Web Page as a PDF

At times you would like to “grab” a copy of a web page in Google Chrome without printing it out on paper. This is not obvious but easily to do on various devices.

At times you would like to “grab” a copy of a web page in Google Chrome without printing it out on paper. This is not obvious but easily to do on various devices.

This is for Windows 10 PCs, Macs and other devices that support Google Chrome

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First, open Chrome and navigate to a web page you would like to save as a PDF. In the upper right hand corner, click on the hamburger icon (the one with three dots). Refer to below image:

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The Hamburger icon

In the pop-up menu, select Print. See below image:

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The Chrome Print option

The Print window will open. From here, select Destination, then click on Save as PDF. See following image:

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Chrome’s Save as PDF option

Use the Pages option to save certain pages (for example, only the first page like in my example or a range of pages). If you would like to change the orientation of the PDF file from portrait (the default) to landscape, click on the Layout option.

When you are done with your options, click on the Save button at the bottom of the page. Refer to below image:

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Chrome’s Save your changes option

The Save As dialog box will open. Enter the path where you want to save your PDF file and rename the file, if necessary. Click Save to save your file. See following image:

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Chrome’s Save the PDF file

Your web page(s) will be saved as a PDF file in the location you have chosen.

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How to Use an Email Expire Date in Microsoft Outlook

Outlook lets you add an expiration date to email you send or receive. Once the expiration date has passed the email will be displayed with different formatting, a strikethrough, and you can use Outlook’s built-in tools to manage expired email automatically.

Outlook lets you add an expiration date to email you send or receive. Once the expiration date has passed the email will be displayed with different formatting, a strikethrough, and you can use Outlook’s built-in tools to manage expired email automatically.

This is for Microsoft Outlook 2010 and later. Screenshots are from Microsoft 365 Outlook

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Set an Expire Date for a Sent Email

To add an expiration date to an email you’re sending, you need to open the Properties window for the email.

Open Outlook and compose a message. Then click on Options. Next, in the More Options Group click on Message Options. The Propeties window will be displayed. Now, in the Delivery Options Group, checkmark Expires after and set the Date and Time you wish for the email to expire. Refer to below image:

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Settring Expire Date for a sent email

Outlook has a formatting rule for expired emails. This rule can be found under the Conditional Formatting dialog. The dialog box is displayed from the View tab, then select View Settings. Next, select Conditional Formatting option. The email that has expired has a grey font and the text has a strikethrough. See below image:

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Setting Expire date formatting

This formatting rule will be applied to the receiptents’s Outlook as well as other web apps, like GMail. Now, click OK twice to close the dialog boxes.

For demonstration purposes, I am backdating the email to show the strikethrough formatting when I open the email. Now, close the Properties window and send the email. You will get a prompt saying the Expire Date has passed if backdating or if the date has actually passed, just click Yes. It can still be opened but the strikethrough gives a visual indication that the email is no longer relevant. See following image:

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The sent email with formatting

Set an Expire Date for All Messages You Send

You can setup Outlook to automatically add an expiration date of some number of days after the message is sent.

Double-click to open the message. Next, click on File then Options. Next, click on the Mail tab. Under the Send Messages Group, checkmark Mark messages as expired after this many days and set the days you wish for the email to expire. Click OK to save your change. Refer to below image:

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Setting the Expire Date for all emails you send

Delete An Expired Email

To delete an expired email. Just select the strikethrough emails and click the Delete icon in the ribbon or press the Del key. You could also show the expired emails by adding a column to a folder that shows the expiration date.

If you have turned on Outlook auto archive feature, then you can delete emails automatically based on expire date.

Open the AutoArchives window by File > Options > Advanced. Select the option AutoArchive Settings. Checkmark the option Run AutoArchive every 14 days (the default). Select OK twice to save your change. See following image:

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Setting the AutoArchive feature

When this option is enabled, emails will be deleted or moved (depending on other settings) when the date has passed.

Set an Expire Date for Received Email

You can set an expiration date for a message you have received.

Double-click to open the message. You can not set an expiration date from the Reading Pane.

Select File then Properties. Under Delivery Options, checkmark the box Expires after amd se;ect a date and time for your message to expire. Then, click Close and the Save icon in the upper left hand corner of your message or click File > Save to save your change. Refer to below image:

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Setting Expire Date for received email

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How to Have a Hassle Free Running PC

Is your desktop or laptop unresponsive or sloooow? Tired of your PC crashing? Do you find yourself taking your PC to a geek repair shop to fix problems? Are you having your hard drive reformatted twice or more a year? There is a better way to resolve your PC erratic behavior. Let’s explore two free applications you can run at least monthly for a smooth running PC.

Is your desktop or laptop unresponsive or sloooow? Tired of your PC crashing? Do you find yourself taking your PC to a geek repair shop to fix problems? Are you having your hard drive reformatted twice or more a year? There is a better way to resolve your PC erratic behavior. Let’s explore two free applications you can run at least monthly for a smooth running PC.

This is for the PC and similar devices

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First Application

To clean up your PC cache, junk and temporary files, “lost” files, tracea of data, left over files after uninstalling programs and much more, you have a choice of two programs.

You may download, install and run either or both programs. I have successfully used both programs on branded and unbranded PCs in several countries and States.

CCLeaner – click her to download
Durig the download, it is best to decline any third party installs such as browsers or other applications from CCleaner; we only want to download the program.. The install will place a shortcut on your desktop and an icon in your System Tray.

AND/OR

Wise Disk Cleaner – click here to download
Durig the download, it is best to decline any third party installs such as browsers or other applications from Wise Disk Cleaner; we only want to download the program.. The install will place a shortcut on your desktop..

After downloading either or both free programs, install and run. It’s best to close any open programs before installing and running.

The paid version of CCLeaner has automatic scheduling. You can setup either program to run automatically through Windows Task Scheduler. Just follow the below blog post instructions substituting ccleaner<version number>.exe and wdcfree.<version number>.exe for the executable file name.

Second Application

Are you letting your PC run all the time? I recommend you not do this. Just like your car, your PC needs a rest. You probably don’t leave your car running all night, neither should your PC be running all night. By turning it off, your PC and it’s operating system is reset and given a fresh start.

Simply follow the below blog post on how to schedule a nightly automatic shutdown and restart of your PC.

How to Schedule an Auto Shutdown of Your PC

That’s it. Only running two applications periodically will make your PC faster, and a hassle free experience.

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How to Use the Windows 10 Assessment Tool

The Windows 10 Assessment Tool (WinSAT) tests the components of your computer (CPU, GPU, RAM, etc.) then measures their performance. But it can only be accessed from a Command Prompt or a PowerShell instance, and both must be opened with administrative rights.

The Windows 10 Assessment Tool (WinSAT) tests the components of your computer (CPU, GPU, RAM, etc.) then measures their performance. But it can only be accessed from a Command Prompt or a PowerShell instance, and both must be opened with administrative rights.

This post shows you how to access and use the Windows 10 Assessment Tool to measure your computer’s performance.

This is for Windows 10 operating system

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Measure Your Computer Performance

For this example, we will use PowerShell, but the process is similar for the Command Prompt. Right-click the Start Menu button on the Windows 10 desktop and select Windows PowerShell (Admin). If the option is missing, in the Cortana search bar, enter cmd, then click Run as administrator in the upper right of the screen. Refer to below image for the Powershell option:

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Starting PowerShell

At the prompt, type in winsat formal. See following image:

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The formal parameter

The system will run through an extensive series of tests. This may take a few minutes. When finished, it will display the measurements. See below image:

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Results of the running the formal parameter

The formal parameter runs a full test of all your computer’s components and
saves the results in an XML file located in this folder:

Windows/Performance/Winsat/DataStore

If you have an XML file editor, you can view the file and see your computer’s performance, however, there are user friendly alternatives.

At the PowerShell (Admin) prompt, type in one of these commands:

get-wmiobject -class win32_winsat

or

Get-CimInstance Win32_WinSat

Refer to below images for running both parameters:

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Results of running the wmiobject parameter
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Results of running the cimInstancr parameter

The first command gives you a few more details about the testing, while the second command condenses the measurements down to a minimum of information. In my example, the overall performance of my Dell desktop is limited by my graphics card. Overall, for a 5 year old desktop, my scores are still impressive.

The maximum score for any component test is 9.9.

WinSAT Parameters

You may opt to run specific tests on specific components by modifying the winsat command with parameters. Here is a list of the standard command parameters (most important are the cpu, mem, disk and media parameters), which will display measurements using default configurations:

  • winsat -?–displays the help.
  • winsat formal–runs the full assessment.
  • winsat dwmformal–runs only the Desktop Windows Manager assessment which generates the graphics score.
  • winsat cpuformal–runs only the CPU assessment to generate the processor score.
  • winsat memformal–runs only the memory assessment to generate the memory (RAM) score.
  • winsat graphicsformal–runs the graphics assessment to generate the gaming graphics score.
  • winsat diskformal–runs the disk assessment to generate the primary hard disk score.
  • winsat cpu–tests the processor.
  • winsat mem–tests the memory.
  • winsat disk–tests connected storage devices.
  • winsat d3d–assesses the Direct 3D application abilities.
  • winsat media–tests media capabilities.
  • winsat mfmedia–Windows Media Foundation assessment.
  • winsat features–runs the features assessment.
  • winsat dwm–runs the Desktop Windows Manager assessment.
  • winsat prepop–pre-populate WinSAT assessment results.

Diving Deeper

Because the Windows 10 Assessment Tool produces XML files containing performance scores and measurements, APIs and scripting tools like PowerShell can be used to display and process data points.

Developers can use such tools to customize testing parameters and search for ways to improve performance. You should keep in mind that the Windows 10 Assessment Tool is not the only way to measure your computer’s performance. Other benchmarking measures will provide more detail, particularly when measuring graphical capabilities.

UserBenchmark Tool is a utility that will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades. Click here to download the software. After running, just Close the dialog. The results are displayed in a web page. See below image on completing the benchmarks on my PC:

Benchmark 6
The results of running UserBenchmark. After closing, the results are displayed in a web page.

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