Windows Performance Analyzer

Updated: October 20, 2013

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

Included in the Windows® Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK), Windows® Performance Analyzer (WPA) is a tool that creates graphs and data tables of Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) events that are recorded by Windows® Performance Recorder (WPR), Xperf, or an assessment that is run in the Assessment Platform. WPA can open any event trace log (ETL) file for analysis.

You can download WPA by visiting

Here are some videos that show you how to get started with WPA:

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For a list of the newest features in WPA, see the WPA section of What's New in the Windows Performance Toolkit.


Introduction to WPA

Introduces WPA.

WPA Quick Start Guide

Provides information to get started with WPA, including a detailed walkthrough.

WPA Features

Describes WPA features.

WPA How-to Topics

Provides step-by-step procedures for using WPA.

WPA Scenarios

Describes scenarios for using WPA.

WPA Keyboard Shortcuts

Lists keyboard shortcuts that can be used in WPA.

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