Get top CPU processes via PowerShell and schedule collection via Windows Task Scheduler

PowerShell code

Get-WmiObject Win32_PerfFormattedData_PerfProc_Process | `
where-object{ $_.Name -ne "_Total" -and $_.Name -ne "Idle"} | `
Sort-Object PercentProcessorTime -Descending | `
select -First 5 | `
Format-Table Name,IDProcess,PercentProcessorTime -AutoSize

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Task Scheduler

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To open the Aero troubleshooter:

1. ‌Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.

2. In the search box, type Troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting.

3. Under Appearance and Personalization, click Display Aero desktop effects. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation