Make Windows Run Faster This post is part of the 17 Tips Series on How to Make Windows Run Faster.

Performance counters are the tools used by Windows to monitor and track the errors and bottlenecks in the speed and performance of Windows. But they are too technical in nature and are difficult to be used by a common Windows user. They can, generally be used by an IT administrator or a developer to tweak the performance related to CPU, Memory, Disk, Network, Processes Exchange and many other things. They keep on gathering their data from Windows in the background but in the process gobble up precious system resources.

You can safely consider to disable Performance Counters without loosing anything. This will surely help to speedup your Windows and make it run faster.

How to Disable Performance Counters to run Windows faster

A few simple steps…

  • Download Extensible Performance Counter (615kb) [Microsoft Site].
  • Install the program.
  • Run it from C:\Program Files\Resource Kit\exctrlst.exe.
  • Uncheck the check box Performance Counters Enabled for each item in the list.
  • Save your settings.

See also the other 16 tips to How to Make Windows Run Faster.