You are shown how to download and install the WIndows Performance Toolkit 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.
- [Instructor] 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. When it's down downloading, locate it and double click to start the installation. During the setup, 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. Now here, since we only want the Windows Performance Toolkit let's uncheck all these boxes. This way we are not installing six gigabytes worth of stuff that we are not going to use. Let's only check the box next to Windows Performance Toolkit, and click Install. Click Yes on any prompts that come up, and wait for the installation to finish. Click on Close. The Windows Performance Toolkit will be located at your C drive /Program Filesx86/WindowsKits/10, all the way at the bottom.
If you're on a 32 bit OS, the installation path will be the same, but it will be C drive /ProgramFiles, there is no x86. Also, instead of WindowsKit/10, the folder name will reflect your version of Windows. So if you're on Windows 8, it will be WindowsKits/8. If you're on 8.1, it will be WindowsKits/8.1. Let's double click on the Windows Performance Toolkit folder to open it. Inside the Windows Performance Toolkit, scroll down to the bottom to see the WPRUI executable.
This is the Windows Performance Recorder UI menu. Let's right click on it and select Create Shortcut. Click Yes on any prompts that come up, and you should see the WPRUI executable shortcut on the desktop. This is for easier access to the WPRUI menu rather than having to navigate to the folder, and that's it, the Windows Performance Toolkit is installed and the WPRUI menu shortcut is set up.
- Looking at single-threaded source code
- Collecting CPU data
- Call-stack walking
- Inspecting thread activity
- Transforming a single-threaded app into a multithreaded app