You are shown how to download and install the Windows Performance Toolki which comes packaged with the Windows ADK (Assessment and Deployment Kit). We start off on the Windows ADK download site and then go through the setup process to install the Windows Performance Toolkit. After installation completes, we then locate the Windows Performance Recorder UI and make a desktop shortcut for easier access.
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- [Narrator] We can grab the Windows Performance Toolkit as part of the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit, which can be downloaded from this link. Here, we're going to focus on the Windows 10 version. If you have Windows 8.1 or below, you can scroll down a bit to find the appropriate download link. So, let's click on the link for Windows 10, and when it's done downloading, let's locate it and double click it to start the installation. During the setup, let's keep the default installation path the same and click Next. We don't need to participate in anything, so set this to No and click Next.
Let's click Accept on the End User License Agreement. Since we only want the Windows Performance Toolkit, let's uncheck all of these boxes. This way, we're not installing six gigabytes worth of stuff that we're not going to use. Now, let's only check the box next to Windows Performance Toolkit, and click Install. Click Yes on any prompts that come up. Once the installation is complete, let's close out of this window. The Windows Performance Toolkit will be located at C:\Program Files x86\ Windows Kits\10, all the way at the bottom.
Right there. Now, if you're on Windows 32-bit, the installation path will be the same, but instead of Program Files x86, it will just be C:\Program Files. There is no x86. Also, instead of Windows Kits\10, the folder name will reflect your version of Windows. So, if you're on Windows 8, the Windows Performance Toolkit will be located in the 8.0 folder. If you're on 8.1, it'll be located in the 8.1 folder. But here, since we're on Windows 10, we're gonna select the 10 folder.
Now, let's double click on the Windows Performance Folder to open it, and if we scroll all the way to the bottom we will see the WPRUI executable. Let's right click on this and select Create Shortcut. Cilck Yes on any prompts that come up. Now you should see the WPRUI executable shortcut on your desktop. This is for easier access to the WPRUI menu, rather than having to navigate to the folder every single time. And that's it, the Windows Performance Toolkit is installed, and the WPRUI menu shortcut is all set up.
- Setting up the application
- Looking at the source code
- Gathering memory leak evidence
- Optimizing the application