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[help]Xperf on Windows7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • my OS is Windows7 RC 7100 x86
    I use " xperf.exe -on Base" or "–on DiagEasy",and then check the etl file,when i open the etl file by xperfviewer,the only process i can see is the idle process(ProcessLifetime graph or other Process related graph),there is no other process ,but if i use xperf on vista with the same command,it is correct.
    so my question is:does xperf support for win7?or something wrong with my operation?

    looking forward to your reply,thanks!
    Raymond

    Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:27 AM

All replies

  • Hi Raymond,

    What version of xperf are you using on Windows 7? Did you use the one from the Windows 7 SDK [Beta]?
    Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:05 AM
  • the version for vista,should i use windows7 SDK?
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 2:56 PM
  • For Windows 7, I would suggest trying the one from the 7 SDK.  Note that I am not sure if the WPT from the BETA SDK will work with the RC build of 7...
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 3:31 PM
  • You need to use Win7 SDK version of WPT for Win7 traces. Win7 Beta WPT 4.4 will work fine on Win7 RC for all but boot traces. That said, if you have access to Win7 RC, there've been a lot of improvements in WPT 4.5 so I suggest you use that instead. It's also good to be on latest WPT bits even for Vista trace analysis.

    Hope this helps,
    Michael

    Sunday, May 3, 2009 5:08 AM
  • thanks! i have change to win7SDK RC,the xperf.exe`s resualt is correct now~
    so i have another question,i have post a new thread:
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wptk_v4/thread/3b1784cd-97ae-453f-a225-ddbf6b6fc1d4

    Sunday, May 3, 2009 8:18 AM
  • Where can I find the xperf_{arch}.msi inside the Windows 7 SDK installation package ?

    I have the Win 7 SDK ISO but i don't want to install it just to reach the xperf msi.

    I imagine it is there somewhere in one of those cabs... but where?

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, May 13, 2009 8:07 PM
  • Hi sealight,

    The 3 MSI setup programs appear to be in the \Setup\WinSDKTools_amd64\cab1.cab file.  (At least, that is the case with the Windows 7 RC1 x64 SDK...)
    • Proposed as answer by sealight Thursday, May 14, 2009 8:55 AM
    Thursday, May 14, 2009 1:37 AM
  • Thank you! This info was very helpful.

    Thursday, May 14, 2009 8:55 AM