Contents of the SYSUSE12.TXT file
SysUse Version 1.2
for Microsoft Windows
Copyright (C) 1992 Jonathan Reed
Tired of having two or three or even four icons at the bottom of
your screen monitoring different aspects of your computer? If
so, then SysUse is for you. SysUse is a single performance monitor
program that displays the current utilization levels of all four
of your computer's main resources: CPU, memory, system (Windows)
resources, and disk space. The levels are displayed textually
when the SysUse window is open, and as gauges (in the above order)
when the window is minimized. SysUse is very efficient (especially
when minimized) and takes very little time away from your other
SysUse is a shareware program so you are welcome to try it out
free of charge. However, if you like it and decide to keep it on
your system, you are obligated to register your copy by paying
$5.95 U.S. to the author at the address given below. Registration
entitles you to legally use this and all future releases of SysUse,
notification of future releases, and technical support.
SysUse was intended to be launched from your win.ini file or
Windows 3.1 StartUp group. Load it first (i.e. before other
applications) to get the most accurate readings for CPU and
memory utilization. This is because CPU speed and total available
memory are initialized when SysUse first comes up. Also, give
SysUse a minute or so to adjust to your CPU's speed.
Two commands are available from SysUse's system menu: About SysUse,
and Options. About SysUse displays the usual program and author
info. Options displays a dialog box from which the following program
options may be set:
1. Recalibrate CPU - Causes the CPU speed to be
reinitialized. Select this if your CPU level appears
to be incorrect (e.g. is greater than 0 even though
nothing else is running.)
2. Compact Memory - Calls the GlobalCompact Windows
function to compact global memory. Select this if
Windows reports there is insufficient memory to run
an application even though there appears to be a lot.
It may be that the free memory is just not contiguous.
3. Drives - Selects one or more disk drives to be
monitored. Be careful when selecting floppy drives.
They're pretty slow!
4. Update - Selects the update period for the SysUse
window and icon. Usage levels may be recalculated
and displayed every 1, 2, or 3 seconds. 1 second is
5. OK - Exits the Options dialog box.
Upon closing SysUse or exiting Windows, the above options and
the position of the SysUse window are saved to your win.ini file.
These settings are automatically used the next time SysUse is
3 Legal Rights
SysUse is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind,
either express or implied. No liability is assumed from any
damage or loss resulting from the use of this program. You are
free to copy and share SysUse with others, as long as the two
files SYSUSE12.EXE and SYSUSE12.TXT are distributed together
and not modified in any way.
Shareware distributors ARE permitted to include SysUse with
their distributions, but any fee charged by the distributor DOES
NOT cover the $5.95 registration fee that you the user owe to
author if you decide to keep and use SysUse. Businesses,
Government agencies, and other organizations may purchase a
site license by contacting the author for additional information.
To register your copy of SysUse, send a check or money order
for $5.95 U.S. to:
1575 Agnes Avenue
Palm Bay, FL 32909
Be sure to include your name, full mailing address, and the type of
computer on which you are running SysUse. In return you will
receive a registration card and notification when new releases of
SysUse are made available. The notification will include BBS
phone numbers and Internet addresses from which the new release
may be obtained. You may also contact the author electronically
for technical support, which may consist of technical questions,
comments, and requests for improvements. Of course, every effort
will be made to fix any bugs as well! The author may be contacted
5 Release History
1.0 1/29/92 - Original release.
1.1 3/27/92 - Added support for multiple drives and other
1.2 4/30/92 - Upgraded for Windows 3.1 (free system resources