HOW TO: Display Comma Separators in the Windows Performance Tool in Windows XP

Article translations Article translations
Article ID: 300884 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q300884
Expand all | Collapse all

On This Page

SUMMARY

This step-by-step article describes how to force the Windows Performance tool to display commas in counter values while you are viewing real-time activity in System Monitor or Performance logs. For example, a counter value that appears as 1000000 appears as 1,000,000 after you add the registry key shown in this article.


Display Comma Separators in System Monitor

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Follow these steps, and then quit Registry Editor:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\SystemMonitor\
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  4. Type DisplayThousandsSeparator, and then press ENTER.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  6. Type 1, and then click OK.
NOTE: You must quit and restart the Windows Performance tool for this change to take effect.

Properties

Article ID: 300884 - Last Review: January 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Keywords: 
kbhowto kbhowtomaster KB300884

Give Feedback

 

Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from smallbusiness.support.microsoft.com