How To Generate A Windows 10 Performance Test Report

Generating a performance test report on Windows 10 is a good way to figure out where exactly the problem with your PC lies.

Getting a report on your computer’s performance is extremely helpful for problem-solving. This tool is mainly utilized by IT support team members and system managers to acquire a greater comprehension of a computer’s performance, but anyone can benefit from it.

Read on if you want to discover how to generate a Windows 10 Test Report.

You have the option to run a default system performance test, but it is also possible to create your own. This guide will help you do both.

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Generating a System Performance Test Report

run performance monitor
This is the pop-up that will appear when you press the Windows key + R

To start an exam, you may press the Windows button and enter “perfmon” or press Windows button plus R to launch a run window and write the exact term.

Once the performance monitor is open, you will need to look to the left side and click on ”Data Collector Sets”. You then need to expand the ”System” menu and right-click on ”System Performance”. Then, select ”Start” from the menu that appears.

start system performance test

The exam will then begin. After about 60 seconds, you can click on ”Reports”, ”System”, and finally ”System Efficiency”. This will open the report so you can analyze it.

viewing the system report
There are plenty of points to check, but unfortunately, nothing about the graphics card.

If there is an obvious issue, you will probably find it in the ”Summary” section. This shows you which program is occupying the biggest percentage of your CPU and other information, such as which applications are using the most bandwidth, both downloading and uploading.

If you want a more detailed report on any of these, there are separate sections where you can see the full CPU, network, and disk reports which will help you gain a much deeper insight into which operations your PC is running.

Creating a Custom Performance Test

If you are knowledgeable about computer technology and understand exactly what you want to test your system for, this is the option for you.

Before generating a custom report, you need to create a custom data collector set, so the system knows what to test for.

To accomplish this, you should run the Performance Monitor tool again. Next, like before, expand the “Data Collector Sets”. Afterward, right-click “User Defined”, select “New”, and choose “Data Collector Set”.

run default system test

A window will appear where you will be asked to name your data collector set and whether you want to create it from a template or manually.

manual data set creation
It’s best to name your data set.

Creating a set from a template doesn’t give you many options. If you choose to set it up manually, you will be provided with options to choose the data you want to be included.

You will then be asked to specify the performance counters you want to monitor.

specific performance counters

The next prompt will ask which event trace providers you want to enable. If you’re unsure of what this is, feel free to leave it blank.

event trace providers

Before you are asked to specify a safe location for your document, you will be given the option to include registry keys you wish to monitor while the task is being executed.

With that, you’ve made your own customized dataset.

To use your new set, click under the ”User Defined” options to see your newly created data set. Right-click it and select ”Start”. You can let it run for as long as you want (although it’s best to give it at least a minute). Once you feel the performance has been thoroughly tested, right-click on your data set and select ”Stop”.

You can analyze the test by simply clicking on ”Reports”. However, you now need to click on ”User Defined”, which will allow you to closely examine the report.

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Aleksandar Cosic

Alex is a Computer Science student and a former game designer. That has enabled him to develop skills in critical thinking and fair analysis. As a CS student, Aleksandar has very in-depth technical knowledge about computers, and he also likes to stay current with new technologies.