This geek squeak is a quickie, but is pretty neat. If you have Windows 8, right click on the Windows 8 taskbar at the bottom of your screen, and click on Task Manager. When Task Manager loads, click on the Performance tab. On the left side of the Performance Tab you will see graphical user interface for the CPU, Memory, Disk, Ethernet, etc… Left double click on on any of those and voila you will get a sized down widget version of the performance tab in a floating window that can be moved around and is handy when it comes to troubleshooting problems.
To return back to the full size version of the Task Manager, just left double click anywhere inside the floating window.