Task manager is a Windows utility to see which processes are running on the system. It provides detailed information about computer performance related to each process running on a Windows system.

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How to get a thread count for running process in Win8?

How do I display the column that lists the thread count for the running process in the task manager in Win8? The View menu doesn't seem to have any option that would allow to add nor does right ...
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Why don't ALL Active Connection PID's show up in Task Manager INCLUDING those shown when using the “netstat -ano” command?

I am using Windows 7, but this may be the same in other versions of windows. Why don't ALL Active Connection PID's show up in Task Manager INCLUDING those shown when using the 'netstat -ano' command? ...
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Inconsistent Download Speeds

I am downloading a fairly large file (~2G). The download speed that chrome is showing is varying from 300-600kbps. What is confusing me is that the windows task manager is showing speeds varying from ...
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How can I right click any program on its title bar and select “end task”?

Some programs do not show "not responding" in the title bar and only hang. I can see that it has hung and can right click on its title bar, but clicking close does not work. Furthermore, task manager ...
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How to see real ram usage for each program in windows 7

when i press ctrl-alt-del and open Task manager I see that Memory is used at 80% (Performance tab), but if I add all the memory usage values for each program from the Processes tabs there's no way ...
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Does task manager run as administrator by default on Windows 10?

I was trying to close a non-responsive process, and after the first time I clicked "End Process", nothing happened. So I did it again and this time a window popped up saying "Access is Denied". ...
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Process Hacker/Explorer: How to automatically open process properties on launch

When monitoring/debugging executables, I often have to restart them. In Process Hacker/Process Explorer: Is it possible to automatically open the properties window after launching/restarting a ...
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process hacker: how to start a new task? (As task manager does)

When I terminate a task, for instance explorer.exe, how can I start it again using process hacker? (In task manager, we need to click on "create a new task") (On windows 7)
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In Win Server 2012, task manager is always paused after the computer sleeps

I have my PC running Windows Server 2012 and I have it set to sleep after 4 hours of inactivity. I always leave the Task Manager Open and I have noticed that the first time I access the performance ...
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Strange processes that I can't close

My computer seemed to be running a bit slow and laggy. So I checked the processes in the Task Manager to see if there were any hogging a lot of memory. I came across these two strangely named ...
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Why is Task manager memory stats in GB's and resource manager is in MB's?

I want to know why in task manager memory displays in GB like this: and resource manager displays memory in MB like this:
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How to see the details of system process resource usage?

In task manager the is a process called "system". it uses resources but I want to know what is it? and what causes to use this amount of memory, cpu or disk. what should I do? I'm using windows 10.
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Windows 10 “Create New Task” drop-down menu

Ever since updating to Windows 10 in July, Task Manager no longer records the path of applications launched via Task Manager. The dialouge box below is accessed by selecting "Run new task" from the ...
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Windows 10 Task Manager shows two different cpu speeds

Hi i am trying to understand why my Task Manager shows two different CPU speeds: 3.18 Ghzand 2.21 Ghz. Is there maybe something wrong in my configuration? This is a Surface Pro 4 I7
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run batch file only when the same process is not in progress

I would need to run batch when user logs in, but if any other cmd.exe is running, then batch won't execute. Maybe something similar to this: How can I recognize a running batch file in task manager?. ...
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Can't kill process with Task Manager or taskkill

There are some processes wich I start, they freeze (don't even get to the GUI), and then I'm unable to kill them. These are usually programs I wrote or compiled. When I try to kill them via Task ...
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Sudden change in task kill behavior on Windows Server 2012 (Access Denied)

After a reboot on a machine (WS2012-R2), I observed that I could no longer use the "Details" tab in Task Manager to kill a process that I have run at startup. After checking solutions from other ...
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Can't check properties of a program running on startup (Win10)?

When I run task manager as administrator on Windows 10, and want to check programs that run on startup, for most of them I can see the properties and location, except for a program called "Program" ...
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Windows or computer slowing down, programs not responding, browsers not loading?

Working with Windows 8. I think this may be a network issue but I don't know how to check to confirm. I am working on a powerpoint that is saved to a network location. I can open and edit it just ...
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What does CPU column means on Process Tab on Task Manager

I have an application in Python that I have deployed in a Client. It shows 25% on CPU column on Process Tab. I wonder what it means or how it affects the CPU? Because most of the processes have only ...
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Task Manager Glitch?

In task manager, under the "processes" tab, it shows that disk usage is 49% but in the "performance" tab, it shows that disk usage is 100%. I am using windows 8.1, core i5, 7200 RPM 1TB drive, 12 GB ...
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What does “I/O Reads or Writes” and “I/O Read Bytes or Write Bytes” mean?

In Task Manager (and Sysinternals' Process Explorer) there are columns called "I/O Reads", "I/O Writes", "I/O Read Bytes" and "I/O Write Bytes". So what do these counters mean exactly? What else, ...
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Single service using thousands of threads

I have an windows application that is having performance and stability issues that our company has bought from a vendor. I noticed the application was using 1,000 - 4,000 threads. Could this be ...
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How do I get back the old Task Manager (from Windows 7) in Windows 10?

There are some improvements in Windows 10 in Task Manager, but they also removed really nice stuff. For example, in the the old Task Manager you could sort the running applications by their path. ...
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Weird “Local Address” in lots of processes

I noticed a weird address in the Local Address column in the Network tab of Process Hacker in lots of program that work with internet connection (like chrome, firefox, dropbox, thunderbird etc..). ...
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Background tasks manager windows 10

I want to debug a background task that i have created inside an UWP app but i can't find a background task manager. I know that programmatically i can unregister a task. Is there a background task ...
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Task manager inaccurately claims 100% cpu usage, high kernel time

Windows 10 x64 intel system. I've got a strange problem that, best I can tell, seems to be Task Manager balantly lying about CPU usage. Since today it will claim 100% CPU usage (128% in resource ...
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Open Multiple Instances of taskmanager

Is there a way to open multiple taskmanagers in Windows 10? I trie this: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/61970/Running-multiple-instances-of-Task-Manager but it doesn't work. So I tried to write a ...
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System / Service Host processes constantly using disk

I built my own computer, and cleanly installed a copy of Windows 8.1 It runs smoothly usually, but at times, two processes are hogging up resources. System and the service host (local system). ...
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Windows 7 shows 0 Free memory for 4 GB installed RAM

Laptop: Dell Inspiron 1525 Core-2-Duo Pre-installed RAM: 2GB Additional installed RAM: 2GB OS: Windows 7 I have just installed extra 2 GB of RAM in Windows 7 and now it shows total 4 GB RAM. After ...
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Suggestions on how to run a very large Macro

I have an excel macro that I've estimated could take anywhere from 2-7 days (with my current computer) if I've received enough data to process. Is this a feasible task with my Windows 10 Toshiba i3 ...
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What are the values of Task Manager's update intervals, in seconds?

It would be useful to know how many seconds or milliseconds are assigned to the Update speed in Task Manager. It could help me do some quick and dirty calculations. For example, I can use its Network ...
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Unable to uninstall google chrome due to duplicating processes?

Google chrome has been very laggy, internet explorer is not, tried to uninstall it but says its opened, opened task manager end the processes, keeps duplicating. used avast anti virus, cc cleaner, ...
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Unknown processes? [duplicate]

Recently I downloaded something from the internet and I got a few viruses (all adware). I cleaned it all up, but what I realized after restarting my PC is that I have a few new processes on my task ...
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Give each NodeJs Process a name in Windows TaskList [duplicate]

I have many nodejs software running. (Each node.exe is other script) I want to understand the memory, cpu of each of them. But all looks similar at Windows TaskList An image of Windows Task List: ...
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Windows 10 keeps showing 100% of CPU usage no matter what

I'm having a curious issue in my Windows 10 Pro 64: the task manager keeps telling I'm using 100% of CPU no mather what: it's just there, fixed, doens't matter which are the consumptions of the listed ...
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How do priorities work on task-manager and when should/n't I set this?

I've been setting some processes priority in order to see what it actually happens, but, guess what... Nothing; it all runs the same way... I found on Google that priorities are not really linked ...
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File system error :windows 10 task manager

Recently i updated windows 10 build and once the update have been applied myself getting weird error : As per the microsoft forum answer ,registry edit should fix the issue but while accessing ...
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what is dllhost.exe in windows xp, and can I delete it?

I'm trying to figure out what are all processes working right now in the task manager of my computer (Windows xp). I'm wondering what does dllhost.exe actually does and if I can get rid of it without ...
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what is csrss exe in windows xp, and can I delete it?

I'm trying to figure out what are all processes working right now in the task manager of my computer (Windows xp). I'm wondering what does csrss.exe actually does and if I can get the rid of it ...
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Record task manager history while on lock screen

It appears as though the history in the task manager doesn't get recorded while the computer is on the lock screen. I have a PC I'm using as a server and I would like to see the last 4 minutes of ...
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How to force close a program when TasK Manager and desktop is hidden by a non responding program [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a way to force close a non-responding program when Task Manager is hidden by that program; I mean the program is covering whole desktop. So is there a key sequence or ...
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On Windows, how can I gracefully ask a running program to terminate?

On Unix or Linux, it's easy to gracefully ask a running application to terminate: you send it the SIGTERM signal. If its process ID is 1234, you can simply run kill 1234 or kill -s TERM 1234 or kill ...
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How to give standard users the ability to run task manager as a admin (windows 8.1)

Is there a way to give a standard user the ability to run task manager as a admin without allowing the user to run anything else as an admin?(Right now, I have to run command prompt with admin ...
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Why do I get this strange floating list of services instead of win 7 Task Manager? [duplicate]

If I open Task Manager (from the ctrl-alt-delete screen or from ctrl-shift-escape), instead of the usual window, I currently get this strange floating list with none of the usual controls, and no ...
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Is there a task manager for Windows 7 that shows HDD activity in percent for every process (like in Windows 8)? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a task manager for Windows 7 that shows which process is currently reading/writing on my HDD. I like how the Windows 8 and Windows 10 task manager shows the HDD activity in percent for ...
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Change default Windows Explorer behavior when opening new windows (cascade)

Whenever I spawn a new window, MS Windows (explorer.exe) opens it in cascade by default. Is there a setting to change this behavior to open in the same position as the parent window? Example 1. When ...
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How do I find what's eating up 1.5GB of my memory?

I have a problem that something eats my memory and now my PC is slow , the task manager doesn't show the process who use that part of my memory i take captures of RAMMAP , resource monitor and ...
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Laptop exact ram slots

I have an ASUS K46CB with 6G ram (2G+4G). Today I bought a 4G ram and replaced the 2G. When I replaced I saw only 2 ram slots, but in ram profile tab of task manager, it says “slots used: 2 of 4”. ...
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How can I open multiple task managers in Windows 7?

I can open one task manager. Ctrl-Shift-Escape I want to open another, so I can show one tab in one and another tab in another. But when I do ctrl-shift-escape again, it just pulls up the one I ...