10 Methods for Starting the Resource Monitor in Windows 10

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Start Resource Monitor Windows

Resource Monitor is a tool that gives you access to the details about the way the Windows OS (operating system) manages your laptop’s resources. These resources are the Processor, Memory, Disk and Network. Resource Monitor is part of a suite of tools in Windows bundled with Performance Monitor and Reliability Monitor to help you monitor system performance. Furthermore, since the information is given in real time Resource Monitor makes an excellent tool for diagnosing performance issues within your system. In this guide, we’ll show you ten methods to help you start Resource Monitor in Windows 10.

1. Start Menu

Perhaps the easiest way to find Resource Monitor in Windows 10 is by the Start Menu. Click Start and click Windows Administrative Tools folder. Scroll down and click on the Resource Monitor shortcut. Find out how to access Performance Monitor.

2. Search Feature

You can also find the Resource Monitor tool by searching the name of its executable file: resmon. Click the search field on your taskbar located on the bottom left corner of your screen. Type “Resource Monitor” or resmon. Then select the result with the name you typed.

3. Cortana

Yet another way to get to the Resource Monitor is to ask Cortana. You can activate Cortana by saying, “Hey Cortana.” Or by clicking the microphone button in the taskbar and saying, “Open Resource Monitor.” Cortana will confirm your command and display the “Starting Resource Monitor” message.

4. System Configuration

You can launch Resource Monitor from System Configuration. Just go to the Tools tab in System Configuration and select Resource Monitor and click Launch.

5. Task Manager

Task Manager is a great tool that helps you manage the way things run in Windows 10. Since Resource Monitor is an extension of the information available on the Performance tab of Task Manager. Just switch to the Performance tab in the Task Manager and click the “Open Resource Monitor” link located at the bottom.

6. Run Window

The Run command window is a nifty way to open resources like the Resource Manager in the Windows OS. To use the Run Window to open Resource Monitor, press Win + R on the keyboard, which will open the Run window. Type “resmon” into the open field and press Enter or click OK.

7. Command Prompt and PowerShell

CMD (Command Prompt) and PowerShell allow you to execute many administrative tasks with ease. In either application, type resmon and press Enter to get to the Resource Monitor.

8. Create a Shortcut

One of the most efficient ways to access Resource Monitor is through shortcuts. In the Create Shortcut window, type the destination, resmon.

NOTE: If you’ll be accessing Resource Monitor often, you can also pin it to the taskbar or the Start menu for quick access.

9. File Explorer

File explorer is yet another convenient way to start Resource Monitor. Type resmon in the file explorer address bar and press ENTER.

10. Run Its Executable File

You can find the executable file for the Resource Monitor in the System32 subfolder of the Windows folder. Then, scroll through and double-click the resmon.exe file.