To have an optimized system, you must monitor its performance.
The two tools for monitoring Windows XP Professional are
System Monitor and Performance Logs and Alerts.
With these tools, you can track memory, processor activity, the disk subsystem,
the network subsystem, and other computer subsystems.
In this chapter, you will learn how to monitor and optimize Windows XP Professional using
the System Monitor, Performance Logs and Alerts, the System Tool, and Task Manager utilities.
You will also learn how to optimize application performance. Finally, you will learn how to
make your administrative tasks easier by automating some of them. You can schedule system
tasks by using the Task Scheduler utility.