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 stop one process detecting another is running

I have an application (Utility.exe) that refuses to perform certain operations if it detects another process (Target.exe) is running. I am not certain of the detection method that it uses. It may be a ...
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How to log application runs with as much detail as possible?

On windows I have Powershell program running every hour ( that is what I have noticed coming up on the Task Bar. I have tried to use Sysinternals Autostart and Process Explorer to capture what it is ...
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Real CPU usage - Task Manager

I have question about CPU usage, why does the Windows Task Manager shows me different CPU usage? I tried make some stress test where it showed me CPU usage 100%, but Task Manager shows only 65% usage. ...
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Get memory location and space associated to process using processId

I want to get the memory information(address and size) of a process in Ram using process id. I tried WMIC and task manager they provide only the memory used by the process at current time. Could ...
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Multiple Processes of “Java Web Start Launcher” showing up in the Task Manager when uninstalling Java

A few days ago, I planned to uninstall Java because I don't need it anymore. I use an uninstaller named 'Revo Uninstaller' to do a thorough uninstallation of older versions of Java. I was able to ...
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How can I get a list of running tasks on a remote Windows 7 computer?

I know that I can do Remote Session into a remote computer and then run a task manager on it to get a list of running processes. What I'm curious, if there is software that can show running tasks on a ...
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Applications do not start again after having been shut down through task manager

Quite often I shut down a software application through taskmanager because it freezes/gives an error/etc.. After that, when I try to restart the application (simply by double-clicking its shortcut), ...
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Share Outlook task manager custom view with user defined columns

I have created a task manager view in Microsoft Outlook which contains user defined fields as well as other Pre-defined fields in the view. I am trying to share this task manager with the rest of my ...
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How can you kill only Chrome tabs from Windows task manager

Similar to this question: Associate a tab in Google Chrome with its process in task manager But I would like to know how I can close tabs from task manager and only tabs, some of the chrome.exe ...
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Associate an event with a specific network connection [duplicate]

I'm a new Windows 8 user and I'm searching a way to automate the execution of a script when I plug my computer in to my office's network. I've a curl request to execute actually. So I've looked up to ...
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How do I know how much swap is used on Windows 7?

Apparently, as per Commit charge is 100% full but physical memory is just 60% when using no page file and http://brandonlive.com/2010/02/21/measuring-memory-usage-in-windows-7/, the Commit numbers in ...
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Find programs which are using a special file [duplicate]

I want to delete a file but it cannot be deleted because is used by another program. how can I find the program which is using this file? I've seen task manager but there is nothing there to find out ...
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How do I permanently set the affinity of a process?

I have a game that has issues with CPU usage, so one of the fixes is to disable one core out of a quad core cpu. Since everytime I launch the game I have to manually go into the Task Manager and ...
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Why Chrome use sometimes a same process for at least two different tab?

I have noticed in the Chrome task manager that some tabs was linked and sharing the same process: There is no link between these pages, one is not the referer of the other, and they have not the ...
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Why do Resource Monitor and Task Manager's total RAM usage not even remotely add up to the total Physical Memory usage? [duplicate]

I have noticed this on many different Windows machine, on many different occasions: the RAM usage reported by Task Manager or Resource Monitor often seems to add up to an amount which is significantly ...
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Apparent ten second delay feature, for own startup items, in Windows 8.1

On Windows 8.1, Have some app on your desktop, say TestApp. Make a shortcut. Windows+R, type "shell:Common Startup", Drag that shortcut in to the "Start-up" area you now see. (NOTE: if you now go ...
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Why Task Manager shows PID for some services and not for others?

I am trying to dig deeper into task manager. I am using Windows 7. In services tab of task manger, we can see all the services, but some PIDs are shown, while some doesn't. Aren't all the running ...
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Get process list with CPU usage periodically in background? [duplicate]

I want to get process list with CPU usage periodically and automatically under windows. I.e. including machine is idle. Was thinking it should be possible with performance monitor, but didn't find a ...
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Can't disable autostart via the windows 8 taskmanager

I have the following problem: I have a user with is not a administrator and see the following: then I start the taskmanager as a administrator via the command line and see the following: What I ...
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Task Manager has been disabled

In the past I had an issue where my admin had disabled Task Manager, I can't remeber exactly how I fixed it, but it was a part of windows where you can add which application would not be able to run.. ...
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Windows 8 Task Manager Settings Reset to Default if Windows is not Shut Down Properly

I liked the windows task manager in windows 8 because of the new features compared to the older versions. I change its settings according to my needs: Always on top Set the update speed to fast ...
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Task Manager “go to process” points to the wrong process

This is one of those weird windows things and I'm wondering what even caused this. I was trying to clone a git repo, then closed the console window after deciding against it. The window stayed up but ...
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Windows 7 won't close programs even in task manager

Last week I noticed this happening for the first time. Firefox froze up and wouldn't load any new pages. The internet was working fine but the browser was stuck. So I closed the window and when I ...
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Force Task Manager to show Memory in Megabyte [duplicate]

Is there any way to configure Task Manager (windows 7) so that it show memory in Process tab in Mb instead of K.
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Strange CPU Usage History

My CPU history graph on the task manager is acting strangely. The fan also seems to be "revving". Here is an image of what is happening. This is my laptop and the processor is Intel core i5. ...
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CCleaner & TaskManager & Registry Editor disappear

A month ago I installed ESET Smart Security with a trial version for a month. After this month has ended, I uninstalled it (with its own uninstaller) and installed instead AVG Internet Security. ...
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Process Hacker - What's the difference between Disk and I/O?

As a sysadmin often having to deal with Windows systems with issues- be it servers with performance issues, or desktops with malware- I often spend a lot of time staring at he two different graphs in ...
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How to kill a specific java process by application name

Usual taskkill /im "java.exe" will kill all java processes in the list. I however, want to kill a specific one. The problem is to identify the right process as there are multiple java.exe processes ...
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Task Manager calculates disk usage to be 100% after a few seconds of interesting outputs … why?

In Windows 8, if I pull up Task Manager within a minute or two of restarting the computer, the value it calculates under the "Disk" column should be 100%, and it is, but it takes a little bit of time ...
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how to quickly select multiple processes in windows 8 task manager to tile vertically or horizontally?

this was possible in windows 7 but is not in windows 8: open task manager sort processes by program name click the top program, hold shift, click the bottom program, highlight them all right click ...
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How to close a hung Windows 8.1 Start screen (on multiple monitor setup)

I hit my windows key to launch the start screen immediately after logging into windows. Something is unhappy, as now I can't close the start screen or interact with it in any way. I've managed to get ...
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What causes System Idle Process to run down my CPU so much [duplicate]

I noticed my laptop was being a bit unresponsive so I checked the processes tab and found that System Idle Process is using nearly all of my CPU power. Why is this happening and how do I stop it?
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Why the number of CPU's so Large

I was installing Android studio and just so that I could delete the process I had my Task manager open and Saw that the CPU number was reaching 40 somethimes. How is this done, are multiple CPU ...
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How to sort processes by time started?

In task manager (or using alternative software if not an option), how do you sort processes by time started? If for example, you were concerned that you may have installed a virus, you might want to ...
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0% of network usage on task manager

I am downloading a game from Steam and loading a HD video on Youtube, download rate is about 10Mbps, as it says at the Performance tab for Wireless on the Task Manager, but when I go to the Processes ...
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why is there 5-50 gig downloaded in my temp file-windows task manager says my cpu usage is always around 90-100% [duplicate]

I have been struggling for over a week now trying to figure out why my computer is running slow when connected to the internet. Windows task manager says my cpu usage is always around 90-100% I have ...
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Is there a way to display the Windows 8 Task Manager Performace tab data on my desktop?

I'm generally a mac user and when using my mac I use a little piece of software called iStat Pro that shows me what's going on with my machine at all times. I have come to love that. Recently I've ...
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Is there any way to change the default tab of task manager in Windows 8?

In Windows 8, Task manager always opened on "processes" tab. Is there any way to set other tab (e.g. "Performance") as default tab?
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How do I find lower the amount of or find what is using committed memory?

I was recently looking at this question: Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage? when my task manager was doing just ...
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how to make a process unstoppable?

There are some process in the Windows-Task-Manager that you can't kill them in Non-Administrator users : And even in Administrator users, when you try to kill them, you receive this below warning : ...
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Why does Hyper-V affect in task manager?

If you look at image you can see that in Task Manager CPU tab. Why when Hyper-V enable Speed and Max Speed same and it does not change the way it change when Hyper-V disable ? Why this apply to ...
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Why Intel Core i3 processor with enough free RAM and low CPU usage become very slow?

In a computer with Intel Core i3 and 4GB of RAM running Windows 8.1 build 9600, in conditions I expect no have performance problems it become very very slow and it's close to freeze (or even freeze ...
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Cancel AVG through task manager gives “Access Denied”

When I start up my computer (windows 7), AVG starts up. Usually this isnt a bad thing, but recently it's been taking up close to 40 percent of the listed CPU according to task manager. When I ...
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Is there a trace of users killing a process on windows machine

We're debugging a situation in a retail location where the program does a bunch of logging but then everything just stops. it's pretty apparent that the comm to an external web service is taking some ...
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Accidently stopped some services in svchost

I stopped some of the services in svchost.exe in Windows 8 and now I am not able open task manager as it throws error. When I checked in PowerShell all those services are stopped. Even services.msc ...
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Windows 7 Task Manager: Difference between applications, processes, and services

I would like to know the difference between Applications, Processes, and Services, as listed in the Windows 7 Task Manager. Under UNIX/Linux, these terms work as follows: processes refer to executable ...
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Win 8: window/process moved to 'background process' and I cant move them back to 'apps'

I'm having a problem with windows 8. Some windows randomly disappear and I can't access them. They don't show up in the task bar or under alt-tab, but I know the window is still open because I can ...
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Task manager network graph; what's yellow?

Green: download. Red: upload. Yellow: network queue? (download - upload)?
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Strange paths in Task Manager: “\??\C:\Windows\etc..”

When looking a the list of processes for a different reason, I noticed something odd: There's four instances of conhost, but I haven't seen paths like those before.. Can anyone tell me what the ...
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Find out which program is using all the disk when my screen saver is on

Right after my computer wakes up when I press a key, the disk usage drops from 100% to 5%. How do I find out which program is using the disk? Windows 8.1, and I have a black screen saver, it's not ...