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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Display Windows Task Manager memory usage in MB

Does anyome know any hack where we can modify to display memory usage in MB and not in kb in 'windows task manager's processes' Its not showstopeper but definately a thing I'll like to see.
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Windows 8 freezes when killing “Metro” apps

Often after I use certain Windows 8 (formerly "Metro") apps, usually about a day later, I notice a marked drop in available RAM over what I was expecting. Since I am running Virtual Machines that ...
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.exe files wont close with task manager or command prompt - Windows 7

This is happening with my video game DayZ StandAlone and Google Chrome Browser and a few other programs. But I will close the program normally and it will appear closed until I check Task Manager. (I ...
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Why multiple processes for Google Chrome in Task Manager while only one process for firefox? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 7 on my computer. I use following browsers at a time: Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Now in my firefox browser, I have webpages running in more than 18 tabs & there is only 1 ...
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PID not shown under Services in the Task Manager on Windows 8

I'm trying to run a program that defaults to port 9000 but there is an unknown source using that port. I found the PID by using, netstat -aon | more and went to the task managers service tab ...
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Vmware Player refuses to show up

I have installed Vmware Player and everything was working fine until I restarted my computer. Vmware Player refuses to start (nothing shows up). I did a check in task manager and I remark that both ...
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How to catch who slows my mouse cursor?

Often I have such an effect, that my mouse cursor slows like it adheres to the surface of the screen. Mouse is optical and surface of the desk if perfect, so it cannot relate with ball dusting. Also, ...
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Lost Physical Memory, Apparent Memory Leak

I was playing a game the other day, and I then shut it out and put the computer to sleep. I came back the next day and booted the game up, and it froze and unfroze about every 5 seconds. Normally, ...
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One cpu core working harder than the rest

I have seen that with my AMD A8 cpu one of the cores is working harder than the rest. See below: The running processes: Does any one know if this is a problem or just a natural assurance.
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Windows 8.1 Task Manager not showing graphs at all

When I'm choosing Performance tab in Task Manager of Windows 8.1 it appears to be blank. Running as administrator and restarting Taskmgr.exe doesn't seem to help. Any idea how to fix it?
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Launch Task Manager as minimized to the tray on login

I want Task Manager to be opened and minimized to the tray every time I log in. The current way I have it is with Task Scheduler, which launches the command %windir\system32\cmd.exe /c start /min ...
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Which process killed my process

One of my applications starts java.exe, but in between this 'java.exe' is killed by some other process. How can I know which process kills the java.exe. I am using Windows XP SP 2.
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taskmgr.exe called with an argument by Windows 7

So I noticed when I press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click Task-Manager, Windows calls taskmgr.exe /3 as command. Several websites claim the Task Manager has no command line arguments. Why does Windows ...
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Why doesn't prioritizing processes produce a speed improvement?

I have got 2 applications that are both using a lot of system resources. When I decrease the priority of one in Task Manager, while increasing the other, I don't notice any significant improvement in ...
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Cpu 2 graphs - clarification ?

I have windows 8 , 16 gb , I7 cpu. But when I run heavy duty work I see 2 graphs : And so I ask , what do these 2 graphs represent ?
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Show dial up connection status in Task Manager

In Windows 8.1, Task Manager shows Wi-Fi, Disk, CPU usage graph in Performance tab. But, it doesn't shows usage of a dial up internet connection. How can I add dial up stats in task manager. Here are ...
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Missing description and username in Task Manager

I have 3 items in my Task Manager which appear to be consuming memory but, there is no detail about them. My searches didn't provide anything useful, just advice how to add or remove a column! I ...
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Strange processes in task manager (Network Restricted, No Impersonation, No Network)

I have strange entries in task manager. What can this mean? UPDATE For example, I have the following in regedit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost What ...
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How to find the source of the low on memory error. Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 64bit runs on Asus laptop with 8Gb of RAM and NVidia chip. McAffee antivirus was installed from the very begging. All drivers are up to date. Recently I start getting low on memory error. ...
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How do I end this process?

I want to end this process below : But whenever I try, I get an error : Is there a way to do this ? The process SAPISSVC.EXE is actually an antivirus process. I want to close it because ...
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Windows Server 2012 does not return User status

When in the task manager of previous Windows Server versions you were able to see the status of user. For example the user was Active, Disconnected or... Today I saw that nothing is shown in Windows ...
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run an application which windows task manager cannot show it?

Is it possible to run an application in Windows in such a way that window task manager cannot show it? (It is running and it is usage from CPU and memory?)
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Lots of processes going on of the same “DownloadAD (32 bits)”

When I open up task manager it is always a lot of processes with the label "DownloadAD (32 bits)". I know it is HPs own software for finger print logins and stuff so I need the Program. I can remove ...
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Computer goes super-sluggish but Task Manager shows no CPU usage

At times, for instance after running a resource-intensive program, my normally quite stable Windows7 PC becomes virtually unresponsive for as long as a couple of minutes. Even changing directory in ...
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Can Task Manager show the total memory usage for a group of processes?

Some applications like Google Chrome and TweetDeck show up as several processes in Windows Task Manager. This means that the memory reported in each row is only part of the overall amount used by ...
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How to read the results of PsList?

I'm trying to use PsList from SysInternal to check the RAM used by running processes. The thing is I don't quite understand the results. For example, in the screenshot below, VBoxTray.exe is using ...
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Opening a wep page with Task Scheduler with username/password

I'd like to use task scheduler to open a chat page for a class to capture the chats. When I don't get home in time to open the chat at the beginning, I miss questions and answers until I am logged in. ...
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How to restore old behaviour for CTRL+ALT+DEL on Windows 7? [duplicate]

At least on Windows XP that combination opened the Task Manager directly, without any delay. I want to see the Task Manager when I press CTRL+ALT+DEL, and not that useless window which I never use ...
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How to find out when an application was started using the Event Viewer on Windows 8.1

I am tring to find out when an application was started using the Event Viewer on Windows 8.1. I have tried tracking the PID of the application (Winamp) from the Task Manager to the Event Viewer, but ...
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Windows reported maximum Frequency is stuck on 100% incorrectly

Windows reported maximum Frequency is stuck on 100% despite cpu speed changing from 1.2GHz idle to 2.9GHz under load CPUid reports updated speed at regular intervals but the Windows Task Manager and ...
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How can I find out if a process listed in task manager under Windows 8 is running with administrative privileges?

How can I find out if a process listed in task manager is running with administrative privileges? I'm running an application using "run as administrator" option, but task manager shows my username in ...
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Killing a program from the start menu in windows 8

Occasionally, I have a program that freezes, and then refuses to give the screen to me so I can use the normal task manager to kill it, and no amount of alt-tabbing or ctrl-alt-deleting can get rid of ...
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Why can't I kill a process?

Thunderbird has crashed and all attempts to kill thunderbird.exe are to no avail. I've tried Task Manager and Process Explorer from Sysinternals and simply nothing happens when I select 'Kill'. I ...
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Mystery processes maxing CPU Usage [duplicate]

I have recently re-installed Windows 7 following a BSOD incident and I have noticed the CPU usage maxing out occasionally when I am not doing very much (not when it has recently started up). When I ...
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Keep the current tab on the Windows 8 task manager between sessions?

In older versions of the Windows Task Manager (like Windows 7) it saved what tab I had open between sessions. Is there a way to do this in the new Win8 Task Manager? It always defaults to Processes ...
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Task Manager shows wrong process memory usage [duplicate]

I don't have much info on this one, other than it happened some time ago (can't pinpoint what could've caused it) and a reboot doesn't fix it. Here are a couple of screenshots: I'm completely ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro - CPU Usage Stays at 100%

About an hour ago, I noticed that my laptop had gotten noticeably slower. My laptop is extremely fast, so this extreme decrease in performance prompted me to look at the task manager. In the task ...
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Task Manager shows a 100% disc usage almost constantly, tried everything

I've done numerous scans, no malware at all, I've defragmented the drives, disc clean-up, system refresh, factory settings reset, read loads of posts on this, increased/decreased virtual memory, ...
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How to get the command that invoked a task with tasklist?

The Windows task manager has a column labeled Command Line that shows the command that started the given task, with all the switches and parameters, for example: test.exe -V -A 127.0.0.1 -P 6062 ...
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Removing or disabling Chrome’s Task Manager with a batch-file

I am trying to find a way to either disable or completely remove Chrome’s Task Manager. My proposed solution involves using a batch-file running in the background to detect if the Chrome Task Manager ...
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How to export Windows Task Manager's Information/Tabs?

Is there a way to export the information contain within the Windows Task Manager? I know how to export the processes tab but I'm more interested on the Users Tab. Any help will be greatly ...
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summarize memory use task manager

There are multiple processes (several dozens) running on a Windows 7 Pro machine. They have the same Image Name (column Image Name in Windows Task Manager), but can take various amount of memory ...
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Reasons for Task Manager crashes in windows 8

There could be a number of reasons for Task Manager crashing. I believe I am doing the right thing in making this a community wiki. Here is my original post before I found the cause. My task manager ...
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Windows 8 Task Manager in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am using Windows 7. I do not like the way that the Task Manager looks, it is ugly compared to that of Windows 8. How can I replace my Task Manager from Windows 7 by that of Windows 8? The nice ...
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Root cause for high CPU usage; which measurement to trust more: Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer?

Consider this Windows 8.1 machine (in-place upgrade from Windows 8) with differing reports on its CPU usage. The machine is idle, and has been for 3 days. There are no CPU intensive tasks running ...
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Windows using too much RAM, how to diagnose resource hog

I have 16GB of system RAM. On startup with no applications open except the task-manager Windows is using about 3gb of RAM. I looked in the processes tab, but nothing seems to be out of the ordinary. ...
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Check if desktop app on Windows 8 is x86 or x64

I don't see a *32 next to file names in the Details tab of task manager like Win7 showed it. I know I am using 64-bit Windows 8. What's the easiest way to check? Thank you.
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How to determine what particular service does an svchost process represent?

When I open Windows Task manager and look at the Processes tab I can see numerous svchost.exe processes and one of them uses to produce serious and continuous CPU load from time to time. Needless to ...
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Run task manager (process explorer) as administrator

I have Sysinternals Process Explorer installed as the system's task manager (Win7 64). Since half of the metrics for anything started as service and processes started under other user accounts are ...
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How can I get a MByte/s or Mbit/s reading of network activity?

Under the Network tab of Windows Task Manager, I can only see "Network Utilization" and "Link Speed". For example, if the link speed is "100 Mbps" (Mega bit per second) and the network utilization is ...