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How to Download and Install Windows Performance Toolkit in Windows 10


Included in the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit, the Windows Performance Toolkit consists of performance monitoring tools that produce in-depth performance profiles of Windows operating systems and applications.

The Windows Performance Toolkit consists of two independent tools: Windows Performance Recorder (WPR) and Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA).

The Windows Performance Recorder (WPR) is a performance recording tool that is based on Event Tracing for Windows (ETW). It records system events that you can then analyze by using Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA).

The Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA) is a tool that creates graphs and data tables of Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) events that are recorded by Windows Performance Recorder (WPR), Xperf, or an assessment that is run in the Assessment Platform. WPA can open any event trace log (ETL) file for analysis.

GPUView is also included with the Windows Performance Toolkit. GPUView is a tool that reads logged video and kernel events from an event trace log (.etl) file and presents the data graphically to a user. Video core developers can use GPUView to determine the performance of the graphics processing unit (GPU) and the central processing unit (CPU) with regard to direct memory access (DMA) buffer processing (and all other video processing) on the video hardware. Developers and testers can use GPUView to show different kinds of events that might lead to unusual conditions like glitches, preparation delays, and poor synchronization.

See also: What's New in the Windows Performance Toolkit | Microsoft Docs

This tutorial will show you how to download and install the Windows Performance Toolkit for using the Windows Performance Recorder, GPUView, and Windows Performance Analyzer tools in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to download and install the Windows Performance Toolkit.



Here's How:

1. Download the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1803 from Microsoft.

adksetup.exe (v10.1.17134.1)

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2. Run the downloaded adksetup.exe file.

3. If you already have Windows ADK installed, select (dot) Change, click/tap on Continue, and go to step 7. (see screenshot below)

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4. Select where you want to install the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK), and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

How to install the Windows ADK offline | Microsoft Docs

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6. Select Yes (default) or No to send anonymous data to Microsoft for the Windows 10 Kits, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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6. Click/tap on Accept for the license agreement. (see screenshot below)

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7. Select (check) Windows Performance Toolkit to install, and click/tap on Install or Change. (see screenshot below)

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8. If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve.

9. The Windows Performance Toolkit will now start to be installed. (see screenshot below)

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10. When finished installing, click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

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11. You will now see Windows Performance Recorder, GPUView, and Windows Performance Analyzer from the Windows Performance Toolkit listed in your Start menu. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn