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Win8 resource Monitor running in Win7.

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    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA

    Win8 resource Monitor running in Win7.


    Funny, I have the links that I created for a Win8 folder for shortcuts. One was for the new Resource Monitor on Win8. Turns out that it still works on Win7!
    This is the new resource monitor , right?

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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    It's actually the same as the one in Windows 7 -Task manager/Performance/Resource Monitor or run perfmon.exe /res
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    you can run any of the win8 .msc files in win7.

    If you used a shortcut to resmon.exe within win7 - then it would start up win7 resmon.exe
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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Indeed, resmon.exe also invokes the application.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Thanks! I did a search for the .msc files in Win8 Windows directory and found quite few. Task Scheduler and Group Editor were in there. I will have to see if they actually work. As for any .exe in the System32 (Win8)folder (like tskmgr.exe), they give a "not valid Win32 application" error when I tried to run them when running Win7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Thanks! I did a search for the .msc files in Win8 Windows directory and found quite few. Task Scheduler and Group Editor were in there. I will have to see if they actually work. As for any .exe in the System32 (Win8)folder (like tskmgr.exe), they give a "not valid Win32 application" error when I tried to run them when running Win7.
    Which files are you trying to run? Most of the mmc (Microsoft Management Console) files - those with an *.msc extension - are the same in Windows 7 and Windows 8. Likewise:

    Task manager - taskmgr.exe (same on both)
    Task manager - tm.exe (Windows 8)
    Resource Monitor - resmon.exe (same in both)
    Performance Monitor - perfmon.exe and perfmon.msc (same in both)

    Incidentally, you can create your own customised mmc consoles:

    1. Select winkey+R
    2. Enter mmc
    3. Select File Add/Remove Snap-in
    4. Choose the elements you want
    5. Save the customised console
    Last edited by Calico; 08 May 2012 at 20:40. Reason: Typo
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    Manchester CT
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Calico, how is it that your posts make me feel like a Windows noob? heh. yeah, I noticed that all the Win8 commands were the same as the Win7 ones. I was hoping to salvage something from Win8 after being forced to go back to Win7. Its not IB's fault but the lack of support by the mobo manufacturer.
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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    I was sorry to hear about your recent experiences with the new kit. I hope things get sorted out soon.
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Win8 resource Monitor running in Win7.
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