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As the MSDN Blog explained in great detail, the Windows 8 Task Manager is a big leap from the Windows 7, Vista (and especially the XP)version.

Is there a way for me to run the Windows 8 Task Manager on my Windows 7 computer?

Assuming I had the program, would it run properly?

Where could I get just the Task Manager?

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How about copying TaskMgr.exe from the Windows 8 machine? Have you tried that? Or anything? :) –  techie007 Jun 21 '12 at 14:02
    
@techie007 I've tried looking it up... several detailed Google searches... I can't find a site that's hosting it, nor can I find a forum that says that it's possible. –  wizlog Jun 21 '12 at 14:03
    
This is just impossible anyways. –  VirMatrix Jun 21 '12 at 14:08
    
Can you please source this. –  wizlog Jun 21 '12 at 14:09
    
Hosting it would be illegal. How about installing Win8, and copying it to your Win7 machine? Are you actually trying this, or do you just want opinions and/or someone else to try it for you? :) –  techie007 Jun 21 '12 at 14:12
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This is NOT possible as Microsoft always makes the windows Component just-for-it, Like you can not run Windows 7 Task Manager on Windows XP, You can not run Windows 8 Task Manager in Windows 7. This is something like built for native environment. This question was also asked on many places on the internet, such as here (Microsoft Forum) and here. There is a look-alike task manager here (this is not a complete task manager).

If you are to find one, please also give it to me as I was also trying to achieve this.

Edit: Just found another software named Process Hacker, Its quite similar to Windows 8 Task Manager.

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Try process explorer as well. It can replace the default task manager and it has win 8 style graphs as well, including GPU monitoring.

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Maybe give Process Hacker a try instead.

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I agree with Akshat's answer, however in terms of alternatives there's also Resource Monitor which comes packaged with Windows 7 (and 8).

It is more detailed than the standard stock task managers, you can also open Resource Monitor from the task managers via the Performance tab.

Resource monitor

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He's WRONG, you get the Windows 8 Task Manager here: http://www.askvg.com/get-windows-8-look-like-metro-task-manager-in-windows-xp-vista-and-7/

DIRECT LINK: http://www.deviantart.com/download/300826389/windows_8_metro_task_manager_for_xp__vista_and_7_by_vishal_gupta-d4z3r4l.zip

You can just run the .exe file, you don't even need to install anything. It requires .Net framework to work.

ARTICLE: http://www.howtogeek.com/129335/use-a-windows-8-like-task-manager-in-windows-7-vista-and-xp/

p.s. it's not fully featured, however. If you want a fully-featured clone, try Process Hacker here: processhacker sourceforge net

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Not windows 8 task manager, but 3rd party utility & not full featured. –  Carl B Mar 24 '13 at 4:13
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