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I'm looking for something like smem, but for Windows 7 instead of Linux.

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Check out smem: http://www.selenic.com/smem/

Usage examples:

Show basic process information      smem
Show library-oriented view          smem -m
Show user-oriented view             smem -u
Show system view                    smem -R 4G -K /path/to/vmlinux -w
Show totals and percentages         smem -t -p
Show different columns              smem -c "name user pss"
Sort by reverse RSS                 smem -s rss -r
Show processes filtered by mapping  smem -M libxml
Show mappings filtered by process   smem -m -P [e]volution
Read data from capture tarball      smem --source capture.tar.gz
Show a bar chart labeled by pid     smem --bar pid -c "pss uss"
Show a pie chart of RSS labeled by name     smem --pie name -s rss 
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smem is mentioned in the question. The question asks for a similar tool for Windows (smem runs on Linux) –  Matteo Mar 18 at 12:33

I am afraid that the strict answer to your question is negative.

The nearest one can get today (as far as I know) is to use the Sysinternals Process Explorer and customize the displayed columns per process to include :

WS Private - Amount of working-set memory that is private to the process
WS Shared - Amount of process working-set memory that is shared

However, don't give up hope. Process Explorer is under constant development by the ultra-fruitful guru, Mark Russinovich. You could bring up the idea of PSS in the Sysinternals Community Process Explorer forum as a feature request. If you explain well your needs, you might have a chance of getting it implemented.

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Thanks, harrymc! Unfortunately, the processes I'm trying to measure use a lot of shared memory, and using Process Explorer as it currently works to add them all up would count that memory multiple times. I posted a feature request here: forum.sysinternals.com/topic27956_post135017.html#135017 –  Annie May 14 '12 at 13:35

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