If you are an IT admin, you may need to know how many cores Windows is using. There are a few ways to find this out, and one of the easiest is to use the MSInfo32 tool.
MSInfo32 is a built-in diagnostic and system information utility program in Windows. It is a useful tool to quickly get comprehensive information about your computer hardware and system software. To launch the MSInfo32 tool, go to the Start menu > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information.
Once in the System Information window, click on the + beside System Summary. This will expand the window to show details about your computer. Look for the “Number of Processors” field. The number in this field indicates the number of cores your computer is using.
Another way to find out how many cores Windows is using is to go to the Control Panel. Select the System icon, and then the Advanced system settings link. In the System Properties window, switch to the Advanced tab, and then click the Settings button under Performance. In the Performance Options window, select the Advanced tab. The number of processors and the number of cores will both be displayed in the Virtual Memory section.
You can also use the Task Manager to determine how many cores Windows is using. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager. Select the Performance tab, and then click the CPU heading to sort the processes by how much CPU usage they are consuming. The total number of cores will be displayed in the lower left corner.
Finally, you can use the Windows PowerShell to find out how many cores Windows is using. To open the Windows PowerShell, go to the Start menu and type “PowerShell” in the search box. Once the PowerShell window is open, type the following command:
Get-WmiObject Win32_Processor | Measure-Object -Property NumberOfCores -Sum
This command will display the total number of cores that Windows is using.
By using the MSInfo32 tool, the Control Panel, the Task Manager, or the Windows PowerShell, you can easily find out how many cores Windows is using. This information can be useful if you need to determine the amount of resources available to applications on your computer.