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 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 ...
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MS Paint running in task manager but not displaying on screen nor visible in task bar Win 7 32bit

MS Paint (mspaint.exe) no longer displays on screen when I click on the shortcut in the start up menu or open the program by any other method. If I look in the task manage I will see and instance of ...
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Unusual disk use on Windows 8.1 100% disk usage ONLY when running particular programs

by opening the task manager I found out this weird thing happening: The disk usage spikes to 95-100% when I am running programs such as C-Cleaner, or Avast. Sometimes it shows a regular pattern: it ...
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My Single-Threaded CPU-Overloading apps use a percent of a thread, graphs shows different results

I made very simple C++ app that contains an empty while(true); loop, I tried with both optimized (-O2) and without optimization, both gave the same result in Task Manager, I even tried same Java and ...
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How to kill hung metro application?

Suppose one of metro application hanged and doesn't respond How to kill it? Here is hung alarms application: It does nothing on Dismiss click. How to kill it? I don't apparently see any Alarm ...
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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?