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  • I just installed the windows pro 8.1 update and now a valued resource is gone from control panel. the performance and information tool. Please tell me the so called experts at ms decided it was useless. PLEASE bring it back. the tools it provided were extremely useful!
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 4:14 PM

Answers

  • It is still included. Open a cmd.exe as admin adn run

    winsat formal

    wait until it is finished.

    Open Explorer, go to

    C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore\

    Here we can find the files created by the command.

    Open the  <dateTime>Formal.Assessment (Recent).WinSAT.xml to see the score.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Marked as answer by Yolanda Zhu Saturday, November 30, 2013 3:59 AM
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:17 PM
    Answerer
  • While I realize the specific packaging of the particular items and the advice about what may be going wrong in the Performance Information and Tools panel is what you're after, it's long gone.  Microsoft seems comfortable with removing a lot of things lately.  But beyond that grousing, for reference there is an ability to access a "God Mode" control panel that lists everything you can configure/do...

    Excerpted from my book:

    This is a geeky way to get every known control panel applet all in one place in one Explorer window, which can easily be searched (as can the Start Menu, but some folks think this is cooler).

    • Open a Windows File Explorer window and navigate to your Users folder:
       
      C:\Users\YourUsername
       
    • Create a subfolder named exactly as follows:
        
      GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
       
       
    • Drag a shortcut to this folder to your desktop or somewhere in your Start Menu structure.
       

    When you open this shortcut you will see a list with every configuration applet available all at once, and you can search it for such words as "performance".

       

    -Noel


    Detailed how-to in my eBooks:  

    Configure The Windows 7 "To Work" Options
    Configure The Windows 8 "To Work" Options


    • Edited by Noel Carboni Friday, November 29, 2013 1:29 AM
    • Marked as answer by Yolanda Zhu Saturday, November 30, 2013 3:59 AM
    Friday, November 29, 2013 1:28 AM

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  • It is still included. Open a cmd.exe as admin adn run

    winsat formal

    wait until it is finished.

    Open Explorer, go to

    C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore\

    Here we can find the files created by the command.

    Open the  <dateTime>Formal.Assessment (Recent).WinSAT.xml to see the score.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Marked as answer by Yolanda Zhu Saturday, November 30, 2013 3:59 AM
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:17 PM
    Answerer
  • Sorry, you misunderstood my question. in windows 7 and 8.0 there is a choice in control panel. It's titled performance information and tools. Once there is an option on the left side called, "advanced tools."

    The "performance and information tools," in control panel is now missing since the 8.1 upgrade. that option led to very useful tools which are now gone. such as "Generate system health report, resource monitor, and performance monitor." I never cared about performance index as my system always blew it out of the water but the other tools are essential.

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:46 PM
  • ok, I misunderstood your question. I have no idea why it is gone.

    Which of those options do you need? Maybe we can find alternatives.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:59 PM
    Answerer
  • I used most of them to diagnose issues that pop up from time to time. I rather have it back in control panel.

    I'm guessing that won't be anytime soon, just like the hidden menu problem.

    • Edited by Cyberwasp Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:11 PM
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:07 PM
  • which issues in detail? I never used this menu. Most of the settings like Taskmgr can be started much easier.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 5:42 AM
    Answerer
  • which issues in detail? I never used this menu. Most of the settings like Taskmgr can be started much easier.

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"


    well, for one. at the top of the Advanced tools option, it listed any performance issues. Previously I used this to figure out I had a corrupted load of windows 8. It stated that the WMI, "windows modules installer" was running excessively. I'm still experiencing an issue but since this feature is now unavailable I'm having difficulty pinning it down. Also the "system health report," was also useful
    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 3:25 PM
  • You can see the impact now in the taskmgr:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh848065(v=vs.85).aspx



    What is the “Startup impact” column in Task Manager?

    http://superuser.com/questions/495451/what-is-the-startup-impact-column-in-task-manager




    the "Windows Modules Installer" is used to install updates and cleanup WinSxS folder. This is by design.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013 6:45 PM
    Answerer
  • You can see the impact now in the taskmgr:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh848065(v=vs.85).aspx



    What is the “Startup impact” column in Task Manager?

    http://superuser.com/questions/495451/what-is-the-startup-impact-column-in-task-manager




    the "Windows Modules Installer" is used to install updates and cleanup WinSxS folder. This is by design.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    my task manager for some strange reason is not entering data in the startup impact column. any idea why not?.DISregard that, now task manager is measuring.
    • Edited by Cyberwasp Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:11 AM info has changed
    Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:07 AM
  • Hi,

    I think it is by design that win8.1 removes this option from control panel, and the main function of WEI can be returned as mentioned by Andre, regarding to the task manager, could you please upload a screenshot here?

    Regards,

    Yolanda


    Yolanda
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 8:19 AM
  • Hi,

    I think it is by design that win8.1 removes this option from control panel, and the main function of WEI can be returned as mentioned by Andre, regarding to the task manager, could you please upload a screenshot here?

    Regards,

    Yolanda


    Yolanda
    TechNet Community Support


    Yolanda, thank you for your concern but I have since gone back to 8.0 and am glad as 8.1 was not worth the upgrade for what it offers.
    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 1:50 PM
  • but in 2 years you must upgrade to 8.1 to get updates. So you must upgrade sooner or later to 8.1

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 6:14 PM
    Answerer
  • While I realize the specific packaging of the particular items and the advice about what may be going wrong in the Performance Information and Tools panel is what you're after, it's long gone.  Microsoft seems comfortable with removing a lot of things lately.  But beyond that grousing, for reference there is an ability to access a "God Mode" control panel that lists everything you can configure/do...

    Excerpted from my book:

    This is a geeky way to get every known control panel applet all in one place in one Explorer window, which can easily be searched (as can the Start Menu, but some folks think this is cooler).

    • Open a Windows File Explorer window and navigate to your Users folder:
       
      C:\Users\YourUsername
       
    • Create a subfolder named exactly as follows:
        
      GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
       
       
    • Drag a shortcut to this folder to your desktop or somewhere in your Start Menu structure.
       

    When you open this shortcut you will see a list with every configuration applet available all at once, and you can search it for such words as "performance".

       

    -Noel


    Detailed how-to in my eBooks:  

    Configure The Windows 7 "To Work" Options
    Configure The Windows 8 "To Work" Options


    • Edited by Noel Carboni Friday, November 29, 2013 1:29 AM
    • Marked as answer by Yolanda Zhu Saturday, November 30, 2013 3:59 AM
    Friday, November 29, 2013 1:28 AM
  • Windows 8 or 8.1 performance ?

    Which performance are you all talking about ????

    I've never seen in more than 20 years of Computing experience as a System Performance Specialist (Windows 2000 Workstation and Server ==> Windows 8.1 Professional; UNIX - Sun, Intergraph; Linux - Ubuntu 12.04, 13.10; CP/CMS IBM "Grands systèmes"; Oracle, Nomad/2, etc...)., then I've never seen a so bad Client operating system (with litlle small capitals) in terms of performance or fiability.

    Microsoft once again demonstrates its complete inability to develop a Client environment !!!

    You just wanted to take the train of tablets : too late guys, YOU ARE WRONG on all the line !!!

    To all that DO WANT performance and REAL SUPPORT : just MOVE to Ubuntu.

    Microsoft is just the master chief to make you pay 3 TIMES its products :

    1- When you buy it.

    2- When you want to get support and have to pay for it again !!!

    3- When you lose your time trying to make it work !!!

    That's all Folks.

    Friday, January 31, 2014 5:14 AM
  • Windows 8 or 8.1 performance ?

    Which performance are you all talking about ????

    I've never seen in more than 20 years of Computing experience as a System Performance Specialist (Windows 2000 Workstation and Server ==> Windows 8.1 Professional; UNIX - Sun, Intergraph; Linux - Ubuntu 12.04, 13.10; CP/CMS IBM "Grands systèmes"; Oracle, Nomad/2, etc...)., then I've never seen a so bad Client operating system (with litlle small capitals) in terms of performance or fiability.

    Microsoft once again demonstrates its complete inability to develop a Client environment !!!

    You just wanted to take the train of tablets : too late guys, YOU ARE WRONG on all the line !!!

    To all that DO WANT performance and REAL SUPPORT : just MOVE to Ubuntu.

    Microsoft is just the master chief to make you pay 3 TIMES its products :

    1- When you buy it.

    2- When you want to get support and have to pay for it again !!!

    3- When you lose your time trying to make it work !!!

    That's all Folks.


    I'd like to run this through Google Translate; which language is it in? "Detect language" just sees it as English, which this obviously isn't. Is it from the Star Wars universe? Rodese or Huttese… maybe Bocce?

    • Edited by GuccizBud Wednesday, November 18, 2015 5:47 PM
    Wednesday, November 18, 2015 5:36 PM
  • While I realize the specific packaging of the particular items and the advice about what may be going wrong in the Performance Information and Tools panel is what you're after, it's long gone.  Microsoft seems comfortable with removing a lot of things lately.  But beyond that grousing, for reference there is an ability to access a "God Mode" control panel that lists everything you can configure/do...

    Excerpted from my book:

    This is a geeky way to get every known control panel applet all in one place in one Explorer window, which can easily be searched (as can the Start Menu, but some folks think this is cooler).

    • Open a Windows File Explorer window and navigate to your Users folder:
       
      C:\Users\YourUsername
       
    • Create a subfolder named exactly as follows:
        
      GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
       
       
    • Drag a shortcut to this folder to your desktop or somewhere in your Start Menu structure.
       

    When you open this shortcut you will see a list with every configuration applet available all at once, and you can search it for such words as "performance".

       

    -Noel

              

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