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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Windows 7 x64 cannot kill Skype

Skype got stuck, and Windows was unable to kill the process even when the UI had disappeared. I had to restart the computer to get Skype again working. Running as administrator: ...
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Windows 8 Task Manager without elevating?

In Windows Vista and Windows 7, the task manager ran non-elevated, and you didn't face a UAC prompt unless you chose "View Processes of All Users". In Windows 8 Preview, out of the box the Task ...
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I can't remove a tiny window

There is a tiny window that I am unable to identify or close. It is big enough for me to move but I can't seem to stretch it to make it bigger, I can't close it. It does not appear to be any of the ...
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Task manager missing frames? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Task manager menu, titlebar and tabs have disappeared When I hit Ctl-Alt-Del I get a "portion" of the task manager: it brings up the process screen, with no other tabs ...
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Windows 8 task manager, on Windows 7

As the MSDN Blog explained in great detail, the Windows 8 Task Manager is a big leap from the Windows 7, Vista (and especially the XP)version. Is there a way for me to run the Windows 8 Task Manager ...
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When Windows detects the system as being sluggish, what is it basing this off of?

I asked another question about memory use, as it seems that Task Manager was not reporting memory use correctly -- the total used sum was far more than the sum of the individual programs' use. I ...
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How can I automatically adjust the affinity of a process after it is started?

I want to open some programs in the startup without affecting the performance and I want to create shortcuts to them on my startup folder. If I can do this with adding modifiers at the end of the ...
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Why is “sqlservr” causing regular CPU spikes?

I have checked the services, CPU and I have noticed that indeed it is sqlservr.exe that grabs the attention of my CPU (the next screenshot shows a short peak in sqlservr's CPU usage). It happens ...
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Getting PATH of running *.exe

I am currently developing a customized CafeSuite system for my Internet Cafe. And I'm using Java and JNI (Java Native Interface) to get through the Windows Registry. But I have this module I can't get ...
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Task Manager not Displaying Correctly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Task manager menu, titlebar and tabs have disappeared When I launch the task manager for windows it displays but incorrectly, below is a screenshot of how it looks: ...
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Windows Task Schedule: How to disable taskeng.exe from popping up upon task initialization?

After a lot of fiddling around, I managed to launch a php script through Windows 7 Task Manager that mines data from the Twitter API every 5 minutes. The Task properties are as follows: ...
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How can I change what columns are visible in Task Manager?

I am missing the Memory category tab in Task Manager. How can I make it re-appear? Or what can I do to add/remove a column?
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Windows Phone 7 Emulator is very long to load

I have the Windows Phone 7.1 SDK on my computer with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. I have developped an application but when I want to start it in emulator, it takes about 2 hours to load it, and it's ...
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Determining the URL of an active Chrome process via Task Manager

Given the following screenshot as an example: How would you determine which subprocess of Chrome is chewing the most memory? Is this possible with Windows Task Manager (specifically on Windows 7, ...
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Task Manager Does Not Start Every Time

I have had a problem that started some time ago, 6 months maybe. I should have noted the first instance but I didn't. I am using Windows 7 Pro, 32bit. Under normal circumstances I can open up the the ...
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Understanding Performance in my Task Manager

Hi this is how my task manager looks like, most of the time. Here are my questions Does adding more RAM give me any performance benefits? If only 3.33GB of my 8GB DDR3 Ram is used, does this mean ...
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My cpu usage increased to 100% and my computer works slowly after dis assembly

Yesterday, I opened the case of my computer and cleaned the cards and other devices. When I re-assembled the computer and powered it on, Windows 7 works very slowly and the CPU usage in the task ...
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Windows Task Manager: How to see elevation status? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell whether a process is running with administrator permissions? Windows 7 Task Manager, Processes tab. When I run a programm, batch ... elevated (run as ...
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How To Determine Which Tab In Internet Explorer Causes High CPU Usage?

I have high CPU usage in one of a few iexplore.exe *32 processes that i see in Windows Task Manager. Is there a way to identify which tab causing CPU spikes just like it is possible in Chrome? ...
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Is There A Way To Calculate Data In Task Manager?

Something takes a lot of RAM and i want to know what. I have list of running processes and need to know the sum of all of them because "In Use" does not help me to determine what takes most RAM: I ...
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Remove icons from KDE task manager

How do I remove these icons from KDE's task manager? I am using KDE 4.8 on Arch Linux, I've looked everywhere but I cannot for the life of me find out how to remove them Thanks
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Task Manager and memory usage

I'm a little bit confused about Task Manager and usage memory. Is the sum of all memory processes equal to the physical memory used? This is a picture of my Task Manager ordered by memory usage high ...
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Opening Task Manager quickly

To open Task Manager, I press Ctrl+Alt+Del and then select Start Task Manager. I would much prefer to have a shortcut on my desktop and avoid the Ctrl+Alt+Del. How can I do that?
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Windows 7 laptop slowing to near-standstill — PML HPZ12

My laptop was getting sluggish, to the point of being unusable. Nearly locked up entirely. I could barely get Task Manager to open, and when it finally did, it showed no applications running, and no ...
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What advantages does Ending Task have over Ending Process?

From what I know, everytime we want to stop an app (or a frozen app), we will go TaskManager, select the app, Go to Process and terminate the process. "Ending Process" is preferred over "Ending Task" ...
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Does Simply Opening Task Manager Jog the System?

I swear it's just in my head, but when my Windows computer hangs or freezes, I find that opening Task Manager (by either Ctrl-Alt-Del > Task Manager or Ctrl-Shift-Esc) sometimes seems to jog the ...
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KDE 4.7.2 - Change order of open windows in task manager?

I am using KDE 4.7.2 at the moment. I'm used to move the windows in the task manager by drag and drop. In earlier KDE versions this worked. But somehow it won't work now and I didn't find a solotion ...
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Task manager in windows XP

Can I change keyboard shortcut for task manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) in Windodows XP with new sequence (like:A+B)
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Windows task Manager shows wrong memory?

Guess what it the memory on my system from below? It is 3GB but it show 4.8? Why On my different computer, it is running Windows Server 2003, it has 2 GB installed but it show 4GB (Limit field). ...
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How can I recognize a running batch file in task manager?

I run a few batch files as SYSTEM (as services) and they appear as cmd.exe in tasklist. Sometimes I need to terminate one of them but I cannot decide which cmd.exe to terminate. Plus; I run many ...
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Cached memory refers to both cached memory (that is currently usable) and used memory (that was previous cached)?

Hi all I was trying to confirm my understanding of "standby list" and "modified list" as stated in this article. Is it true that "Cached memory" (as shown in the image below) refers to memory that ...
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What are these different kinds of memory usage in Windows 7 task manager?

In Windows 7's task manager, I can select different columns to show. There are a bunch that are related to memory and memory usage, but I'm not sure what it all means. I have a Dutch installation of ...
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Why is csrss.exe running 169 times?

When I noticed that opening many tabs (10 to 20) in Google Chrome took an increased time with every new one I looked into Process Hacker and discovered 169 csrss.exe processes. I've never seen that ...
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Highlight Excel spreadsheet cells every three days

I use Excel 2011 on OS X to track down my tasks list. Now I would like to add a date cell to some tasks so that every three days these tasks get highlighted. My question is if there is any way so ...
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Utility to filter processes, or to view/kill old processes easily?

I have been looking for a Windows utility like Process Explorer or Process Hacker, but with any or all of these features: Ability to filter processes shown (exclude OR include, either is fine) ...
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How to get a trace of the process history in Windows 7?

I recently noticed that there's a program which shows up on task-bar and disappears momentarily (No window shown). This happens periodically. I want to find out what process this is. Is there a way to ...
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Why does IE8 show up as multiple processes in Task Manager?

I'm using IE8 on WinXP-SP3, and when I run IE, there are quite a few iexplore.exe entries in the TaskMgr Process List, even when I am not using multiple tabs. I am running this page in one tab ...
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What is “Memory Usage” and “Virtual memory size” in taskmgr?

I read: What do the Task Manager memory columns mean?. But I still don't understand what they say. Is Working Set (Mem) exactly a size of process memory on RAM? According to Wikipedia this is not ...
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How can I make Windows Task Manager keep it's position and size upon reopening?

When I open Windows Task Manager in Windows XP with SP3 it opens in the top left corner and it occupies a very small part of the screen. If I resize and reposition it to fill most of the screen when I ...
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How to kill IE 9 process with malware prompt?

Occasionally I'll stumble upon a website that pops up one of those annoying dialogs. [Using IE 9 with block popups (medium) configured] As long as the dialog is open I can't navigate away from the ...
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How can I find out which process is using a file in a directory that I am trying to delete? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool to determine what has locked a file On Windows 7 I am trying to delete a directory in Windows explorer, however when I try, it tells me a file in that directory is ...
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Where do I find the device drivers in the task manager?

While running an OS all the drivers of keyboard, mouse, graphic card, nic must be in memory in order to be accessed by the CPU, right? Each driver should be a process or at least a thread of a ...
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How can I find out how much RAM my plugins/extensions are using in Firefox 5?

Is there a Firefox Task Manager (like in Google Chrome) that would allow me to see how much RAM my plugins/extensions/tabs are using?
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How to add temperature tab to task manager?

I know that almost all processors nowadays have built in temperature sensors. How and why aren't these part of task manager? (or the performance tab) Is there a different program that would ...
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Outlook tasks wont delete

I have a few tasks that don't seem to want to delete. I can try hitting the flag button for completion, remove any reoccurances, and even remove from list or delete, but they keep poping back in to my ...
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What's making my Windows 7 PC run so slow?

Today, my computer at work has been acting very slow. There seems to be a lot of lag that occurs between certain operations. For example, when one window has the focus and you click on another ...
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Disable task manager for restricted user on Windows 7 Home Premium

Anybody know how? So far all I've been able to do is disable the task manager for the admin user. I used the following registry key: ...
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Better tool for more detailed output of processes on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good Alternatives to Windows Task Manager I am looking for a tool that will breakdown virtual memory, caching memory, physical memory, and the lite better than what Task ...
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Task manager fails to load after power outage

Recently I had a power outage while watching a movie. With the power back on, Windows doesn't load as expected. Symptoms are: Windows 7 taskbar appears, but program icons and Recycle Bin don't; I ...
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Can't end any process in Task Manager

For some reason I can't end any processes in Task Manager; I get an access denied error. I am on an administrator account, and the processes I'm trying to terminate are not vital - e.g. even if I ...