End user computer performance is about perception. How fast does it “seem”?
Recently I looked at a corporate laptop, the user complained it was slow. I checked the usual culprits and nothing seems to be hogging the CPU. So I asked
“What do you mean by slow”
“Internet Explorer takes a long time to start up.”
Since Internet Explorer 9. the Manage Add-on feature monitors the load time of the installed add-ons.
In the above screen, you can see that the “Blog This in Windows Live” add-on takes 0.77 seconds to load. I disabled the “Blog This in Windows Live” add-on, the loading speed of Internet Explorer improved, and the customer was happy.