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 8 Task Manager not reporting actual CPU frequency

Task manager reports 2.53 GHz, but CPU-Z reports 1192 MHz. My windows is a fresh install of the Windows 8 Pro Upgrade. When I used the Consumer Preview, task manager would report different ...
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Windows 7 hangs on simple explorer tasks, even task manager freezes

I'm currently on a Toshiba Satellite with i7 processor. It fas worked fine so far until one day it has slowed down to a crippling speed. Many simple tasks like searching, showing the popup of the ...
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On windows 7 - Set core Affinity on boot, Or bulk affinity/tasking tool? (Like a KsysGuard for windows)

Not even sure if its possible but: you know how you can set custom scheduling in Linux. → and sure, I can set affinity for Windows 7 Programs one @ a time. But do you know of a tool that would allow ...
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network utilization in windows task manager

Ok I don't really get why or how the way this graph and the columns are labeled. Link speed shows 1Gbps graph only shows from 0% to 5% and network Utilization stays on average around 1.25% Ok I ...
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What is the RuntimeBroker.exe process in Windows 8?

I was looking through my Task Manager today and saw something called Runtime Broker running: I've never seen this in previous versions of Windows. What is it? What does it do?
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Windows 7/8 - restore default task manager?

Does anyone know how to restore the default task manager in Windows 7/8? I've installed a 3rd party Task Manager (Process Hacker) but I want to switch back and I can't figure out how.
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Why are Disk and Network columns disabled in Task Manager in Windows Server 2012?

Compared to Windows 8, Windows 2012's Task Manager has Disk and Network columns disabled. Why are these columns disabled? How can one activate them, especially the Network column?
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Can I remove apps from the “open apps” list on windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I exit a Modern UI app? in windows 8 when you swipe from the left edge you can rotate through "open apps". is there a way to remove apps from that rotation ...
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What is the “Analyze Wait Chain” in Task Manager?

In Windows 8's Task Manager under the "Details" tab there is a detailed list of every running process in the system. In the context menu of every process, there is a new menu item called "Analyze ...
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Windows 8 Task Manager shows 49% CPU, Process Explorer shows 100%

Any idea why the new Windows 8 Task Manager is showing 49% CPU while the Process Explorer is showing 100%? Is this a Windows 8 bug?
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What is the “Startup impact” column in Task Manager?

Task Manager in Windows 8 has got a new tab called 'Startup'. As I understand, this allows me to control my startup programs. However, the meaning of the column 'Startup impact' is unclear to me: ...
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Why is the clock speed readout greater than the maximum?

(click for full-size image) What is this madness? (I'm aware that the top number refers to the non-Turbo Boosted clock speed, but what of the others?)
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Windows 8 task manager: single-core CPU graph only?

On multi-core CPU systems, Windows 7's task manager used to display a separate utilization graph for each core unit: On Windows 8 the task manager looks much fancier, and yet it shows a single ...
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Conventional Windows 7 Task manager vs Windows 8 Task manager [closed]

What is the big leap on the new task manager? Is this just a altered display that gives better overview of tasks happening inside the system, (or) is there really a big leap compared to the windows 7 ...
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Can't change process priority in Windows 7

I need to use MATLAB in realtime, but when I go to the Task Manager and try to change it, it's giving me an error: Unable to set Realtime priority. The priority was set to High instead. I tried ...
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Processor utilization percentage for multiple, multicore processors

I have a Windows Server 2008 machine with two processors: Intel Xeon CPU E5630 @2.53Ghz, 2533Mhz, 4 Cores, 8 Logical Processors Intel Xeon CPU E5630 @2.53Ghz, 2533Mhz, 4 Cores, 8 Logical ...
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Menu Tab not coming in Windows Task Manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Task manager menu, titlebar and tabs have disappeared I am facing a problem with my Windows 7. I am not getting options that are shown above like the menu tab in my task ...
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No Other User In Task Manager Users Tab Windows 7

I want to ask why there is only me on Task Manager's Users tab. Originally I wanted to be able to chat with other clients on my local network using msg command, but I can't found any other user. How ...
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I need a tool that can organize my time and manage my tasks [closed]

Ok so I am really swamped at work, and need a tool that keep tracks of what I did and what I didn't. I need the tool to do the following: I need that tool to set priorities on my tasks. Some tasks ...
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Confused about Windows 7 64-bit page file with SSD

I followed this advice to get Windows to use more RAM and less paging. To be honest, I'm a total noob to all this page file stuff. I've always just assumed that Windows was using the 8 GB of ram I ...
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Can I set a delay on startup programs that are shown on Windows 8 Task Manager?

Microsoft created a new feature on Windows 8 that allow users to manage startup programs on Windows Task Manager: We can Disable or Enable programs that Windows show us that are having "High" ...
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How to set “Process Priority” and “Process Affinity” on Windows 8?

On Windows 7 everything we must do to set "Process Priority"(to Low \ Below Normal \ Normal \ Above Normal \ High \ Realtime) or to set "Process Affinity"(to choose wich processor core would run ...
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Why are there multiple Chrome instances running even though I only have one window (only one tab) open? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple chrome.exe in Task Manager In Windows Task Manager it seems that I have multiple Chrome processes running, even though I only have one Chrome window open. How ...
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Why does Windows 7 use the page file when there's free physical RAM?

I am using Windows 7 64 bit with 8G ram. After some use, I feel Windows is getting sluggish. The drive is thrashing. When I look at the resource monitor and disk activity, I see a few instances of use ...
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Sync exactly one Google tasks list with a Windows desktop todo application

I am looking for any Windows desktop application which I can use to sync exactly one task list in my Google Tasks? I do not want to sync all my lists. My reasoning is that I´ll have job tasks in a ...
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Tasklist remote login failure

Edit: Rewrote question to include updates and full current status. I am attempting to connect a Windows XP (client) to a Windows 7 (Server) using tasklist. Currently, I have had no luck with this, ...
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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 ...