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Does anyone know of any good free alternatives to the standard Windows Task Manager besides the Resource Monitor? I'm looking for a lightweight program that displays detailed info about my CPU, RAM, Hard Drive, processes, services, and etc.

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Are you looking for a lightweight task manager to keep open all the time? So you can keep an eye on the system stats? – Kelbizzle Jan 30 '10 at 18:47
That's exactly what I'm looking for. – Aznfin Jan 30 '10 at 18:59
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AnVir Task Manager Free is process and startup manager. Remove spyware and optimize performance. Monitor and manage processes, services, internet connections, DLLs, drivers. Descriptions for startup programs and all Windows services. Alerts on new startups.

Icons in tray for CPU usage and disk load. Quick access to last launched programs in tray. Hide windows to system tray.

Automatically change process priority, permanently block undesired processes. Furthermore, comes with an attractive user interface.

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A portable version is available here.

Moo0 SystemMonitor lets you keep your eye on system resource usages of your PC. It currently supports 36 kinds of information including CPU, Memory, Network, and detailed HDD usages. Using this software, you may discover what is limiting your system performance in each occasion.

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MooO System Monitor is freeware, a portable version is available.

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The Moo0 System monitor was just the program I was looking for, thanks for the great find. :) – Aznfin Jan 30 '10 at 19:23
you're more than welcome. – Molly7244 Jan 30 '10 at 19:26

Sysinternals Process Explorer is a good Task Manager replacement, but it's more for, well, processes/services than for system info. It's lightweight; no install needed, just unpack.

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It also has the option to 'Replace Task Manager' so that when you invoke TaskMgr, you get ProcExp instead. – JBRWilkinson Jan 30 '10 at 21:38
Yeah! Use it! It is he best! – kokbira Jul 15 '10 at 3:25
Process Explorer is not lightweight, it take some seconds to load especially when there is application taking up the CPU resource. I need a lightweight yet powerful task manager, unfortunately ProcessExplorer is not one I'm looking for. – suud Dec 18 '14 at 17:43

A great alternative to Process Explorer is Process Hacker. It's also free but this one is open-source. Same informations, some more features.

process hacker

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Check out Samurize . Samurize is a superlight, and highly customizable. here are some screen shots!

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It won't install on Windows 7. – Aznfin Jan 30 '10 at 19:11
Ooooooh, shiny! – music2myear Jul 26 '11 at 21:56

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