Download of the Week: Spotlight on Windows

By Jos
May 28, 2010
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  1. Spotlight on Windows is a free, easy to install tool that provides immediate visual feedback on pretty much everything going on with your system's internals, from CPU and memory usage to the actual traffic between these components. You can see the CPU accessing the memory, for example, and view the memory grabbing data from the disk and page files. Data monitored includes processor queue length, LAN usage, disk I/O, running processes, virtual memory and more.

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  2. Reloader2

    Reloader2 Newcomer, in training Posts: 66

    That actually looks pretty awesome. Can't wait to try it out :)
  3. BMfan

    BMfan TechSpot Guru Posts: 470   +47

    My copy is busy calibrating at the moment should be done in 5hrs.
    Looks interesting so far.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,578   +76

    Yes very interesting software, I am testing it out and see how it goes..
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,264   +41

    I cant even get it to work
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,264   +41

    Ignore my ignorance or rather my ability to read over simple directions. I have it now, looks like a nice program. We'll see in 4 hours.
  7. Reloader2

    Reloader2 Newcomer, in training Posts: 66

    Don't get the program. What is that hour thing?
  8. tengeta

    tengeta TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 632

    It just "calibrates" or more logically examines the general state of your system so it can give more accurate info.

    It looks pretty useful, I'm already using it myself.
  9. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 196

    If it's recommended by Techspot, then it must be pretty good and accurate. Downloading now.
  10. A little large for what it does, but OK worth a try.
  11. Piece of junk...install errors on Win 7 x64...no explanation
     
  12. Tgard

    Tgard Newcomer, in training Posts: 39   +8

    Aye I also have problems installing it under Windows 7 64bit. Doesn't give me any clue what the problem is though. Tried giving the installation admin rights etc. - no joy.

    Tgard
  13. LightHeart

    LightHeart Newcomer, in training Posts: 155

    On Windows 7 you may want to use the built in Resource Monitor which is based on some Sysinternals tools. It provides good information for troubleshooting CPU, Memory, Disk and Network issues.
  14. Punkid

    Punkid TechSpot Maniac Posts: 543

    looks very very useful but i already use the sidebar for the purpose
  15. Installed fine on Win7 64 Ultimate.. works good
  16. How does this work? Is an agent installed on the Windows device you wish to monitor? Using netstat, I can see a few ports open, but nothing really running under the processes.
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