http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/752fac5292e04fcfb2aba5b4016cf040/DefragTools156v2.mp4 In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Sylvain Goyette demonstrate how to do critical path analysis in Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA), to troubleshoot apps which have an unresponsive UI. WPA is available in the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). Timeline: [00:00] Introductions and overview[02:10] Thread scheduling states (for lots of details see… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/b9910d38ed7b4cfea9c7a5b10143e35b/DefragTools155.mp4 In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Sylvain Goyette discuss how to analyze and optimize Windows boot performance, using tools available in the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). Timeline: [00:00] Introductions and overview[01:31] In-box feature: Task Manager Startup tab will show estimated startup impact of various processes and let you disable them[02:10]… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/3b851c713705481db7d5a5b1002e4052/DefragTools154.mp4 In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Sylvain Goyette discuss how to diagnose issues related to memory usage, using tools available in the Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). We cover two scenarios: Looking at the baseline memory footprint of a particular Windows installation, and comparing it to the usage during a certain… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/e900d6778b394d5fb6e6a5940169a046/DefragTools153.mp4 In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Jorge Novillo wrap up a series on Media eXperience Analyzer (MXA). We examine one more audio glitch scenario, and show how to use MXA to determine what caused the problem. Media eXperience Analyzer (formerly WindowsXRay) is a tool used to visualize ETW traces, with a… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/7a32d40a61a4438a8466a5940169487d/DefragTools152.mp4 In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Jorge Novillo continue a series on Media eXperience Analyzer (MXA). We examine a video glitch scenario, and show how to use MXA to determine what caused the problem. Media eXperience Analyzer (formerly WindowsXRay) is a tool used to visualize ETW traces, with a particular emphasis… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/2559e2fcf042406c9384a5940160da40/DefragTools151.mp4 In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Jorge Novillo continue a series on Media eXperience Analyzer (MXA). We examine an audio glitch scenario, and show how to use MXA to determine what caused the problem. Media eXperience Analyzer (formerly WindowsXRay) is a tool used to visualize ETW traces, with a particular emphasis… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/e477b25709514e1c9837a5860145aea3/DefragTools150.mp4 In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by Jorge Novillo and Jose Baldner. We look at some of the technologies introduced in recent Windows versions to reduce power consumption and improve battery life during video playback on newer hardware, and use Media eXperience Analyzer (MXA) to see whether they are working.… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/3c1c1583c3da4a43a1b3a57101719d06/DefragTools149.mp4 In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by Jorge Novillo and Jose Baldner to introduce us to Media eXperience Analyzer (MXA). Media eXperience Analyzer (formerly WindowsXRay) is a tool used to visualize ETW traces, with a particular emphasis on media scenarios such as audio/video capture and playback. Timeline:[00:00] Introductions[01:20] What is… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/8898e1d316444f8b8fa3a5690179e68c/DefragTools148.mp4 In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder talk about Windows Installer and the ORCA Editor. The ORCA Editor is used to view and author Windows Installer files (*.msi, *.msm, *.msp, *.mst). Timeline:[01:20] – Windows Installer files[02:28] – “MSI Tools” in the Windows 10 SDK[07:22] – ORCA Editor[16:26] – Windows Installer… Read More


http://ch9northcentralus.blob.core.windows.net/mfupload/2eb0514ad5074ce7990da5630151b0cc/DefragTools147.mp4 In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder talk about Dependency Walker. A tool used to view the DLL Import dependencies of EXEs and DLLs, and to view the Exports. Timeline:[01:20] – View EXE/DLL dependencies[04:34] – http://dependencywalker.com/[07:15] – Depends.exe[08:08] – API Sets[10:30] – LoadLibrary/GetProcAddress[11:30] – Exports by Name or Ordinal[17:50] –… Read More