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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...