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Generate a System Health Report in Windows Vista

The new Reliability Monitor is, in my mind, one of the best new features in Windows Vista. Brandon LeBlanc over at the Windows Experience blog tells you how you can generate a report using information collected by this tool:

In Windows Vista, users can have an extensive System Health Report generated for them in helping troubleshoot performance and reliability issues on their PC or to see how healthy their PC is in general. For the average user, this probably won't mean anything. But for me, I'm the type of user that really likes having the ability to create reports that tell me about my PC so I was really excited to find this ability in Windows Vista.

This evening I decided to generate a report on my main desktop PC for the first time and see what it says. To have a System Health Report generated:

  1. Open Start Menu.
  2. Right-click on "Computer" and click "Properties".
  3. In the System Properties window, click on your Windows Experience Index rating.
  4. In the Performance Information and Tools window, under "Tasks" in the left-hand options pane click "Advanced Tools".
  5. Under Advanced Tools window choose "Generate a system health report" at the bottom.

The report generates after about 60 seconds of testing.


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