How to Open Performance Monitor in Windows 10

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How to Open Performance Monitor in Windows 10

Here, we’ll view the four diverse ways to open Performance Monitor in Windows 10. Let us see what they are.

Method #1

Use command perfmon in any of the following programs to launch Performance Monitor:

Method #2

Open Start menu. Type performance and click on the Performance Monitor app in the search results.

Method #3

Go to C: > Windows > System32 folder. You can see two “perfmon” files. Double-click the one you prefer.

Method #4

Open Start menu. Click on the “Windows Administrative Tools” folder, which you can find between “Windows Accessories” and “Windows Ease of Access.”

Now, click on the “Performance Monitor.”

How to Create Performance Monitor Shortcut in Windows 10

Here, we will see the steps to create a Performance Monitor shortcut in the Windows 10 desktop. But remember that the steps are the same for creating a shortcut on File Explorer.


Right-click on your desktop’s blank area. Hover your mouse over “New.” Hit “Shortcut,” which you can find under “Folder.”

In the “Create Shortcut” pop-up, type perfmon. Hit the “Next” button.

Now, provide the name for the shortcut as per your liking if you don’t like the suggested name. Click on the “Finish” button.