Short for Resource Monitor, Resmon is a feature introduced with Windows 7 that enables users to view complete resource information about their computer; similar to some of the features found in Task Manager. To open this program, follow the steps below.

  1. Open Windows Task Manager.
  2. Click on the Performance tab and then either click on the Resource Monitor button or Open Resource Monitor link depending on your version of Windows.


  1. Click Start or navigate to the Start Screen.
  2. Type in Resmon in the Windows Search Box (or just start typing if you use Windows 8)and press Enter.

Windows 8 Resource Monitor aka Resmon
Example of Resmon in Windows 8

Tip: If you open the Windows Task Manager (in Windows 7 and Vista) and then click the Performance tab, there is also a button that opens the Windows Resource Monitor.

Tip: Apple computer users can think of the Resource Monitor as the same thing as the Activity Monitor on Mac OS X.

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Also see: Task Manager