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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Task Manager: VM Size smaller than Mem usage?

The Windows XP Task Manager can show two different columns regarding the memory usage of processes. One is Mem Usage and the other is VM Size (not shown by default, you need to activate it). From ...
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Any application for ubuntu similar to windows task manager !

I am newbie in Ubuntu. I need application same as task manager works for Windows-Platform. I prefer if shortcut available. Example: CTRL+ALT+DEL in Windows Task manager
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Ctrl-Alt-Del (task manager) and regedit no longer working as expected. Could this be a virus?

Recently, I tried to Ctrl-Alt-Del, but I found my administrator disabled. I tried to edit the registry, but regedit is disabled, too. My friends say it's a Pro-act virus, and as I am just a beginner ...
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What comprises the 'free Physical memory' in task manager?

Task manager reports 85% physical memory (on a 48 Gigabyte machine, Windows Server 2008 64 bit). The sum of the private bytes taken by processes is around 13-14 gigs. Where is the remaining memory? (...
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Decode win7-64 physical memory values for me

win7-64: If you can, please explain these readings or supply a documentation link, thanks. Task Manager: The vertical Memory gauge is at 1.93GB. Physical Memory (MB) total 8191 cached 5417 ...
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Physical Memory in Windows Task Manager

In Windows Task Manager under the Perofrmance tab, I see this under Physical Memory: Total 3582 Cached 867 Available 846 Free 11 How come the numbers don't add up to the total? What is the ...
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How can I configure the Windows 7 Task Manager to always display processes from all users?

How can I configure the Windows 7 Task Manager to always display processes from all users? I don't want ot always have to click on the button in the bottom left corner.
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Memory usage for application listed in Task Manager is not a good indication?

I read somewhere (I think Mark's blog from sysinternals), that the memory a program takes up as listed in Task Manager is not a good way to judge where all the memory on your pc is performing. Is ...
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Any software that can determine malware running on background? [closed]

I mean like task manager, but provides an information if the running process is malignant or not.
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Why is Windows 7 scheduled task running hidden?

I am migrating a system from XP to Windows 7. I ported a scheduled task that worked fine under XP to the Windows 7 environment by re-creating the job in the new scheduled tasks manager, and calling ...
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Where to find a task I made?

I made a task in task manager but I did not schedule it. Instead I made a shortcut to it. I want to edit the original task, but I cannot find it. How do I find it so I can edit it?
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Task manager: Windows XP RAM usage doesn't add up

When using the task manager in Windows XP Pro, the amount of RAM that is listed as being used by the individual processes is not adding up to the total memory used (as listed by the total commit on ...
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Why does my Task Manager window outline keep disappearing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Task manager menu, titlebar and tabs have disappeared I'm not sure what the proper term for the window outline is (chrome, I think?), but it keeps disappearing. As you ...
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“Task Manager” addon for Firefox?

Are there any addons for Firefox that can replicate the performance monitoring of Task Manager in Windows - seeing memory and CPU used - but for all the tabs in the current Firefox session? I want to ...
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Check when program started in Windows

Is there any way to check when the program has started in Windows XP Pro? I tried with task manager I couldn't see when program has started.
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Can't change tasks to realtime priotity

I just want to change a running task's priority to realtime, but the taskmanager won't let me do it. If I try it, it'll just tell me that it can't change to realtime and then changes it to high ...
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Is Firefox causing problems? Task manager not working

Ok, so I'm running Vista 32bit and this is the second time this has happened to me, and both times Firefox was the culprit. I was using Firefox, and it froze (I had two windows open with around 7 ...
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Windows XP Task manager system idle is at 98% but graph shows one processor nearly pegged

Running Windows XP on a AMD dual core processor. Occasionally after booting, logging on, and letting things settle down, the Task Manager shows on the graph that one processor is over 90% busy. Yet ...
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Windows Task Manager process ordering

Is there any rhyme or reason to the default ordering of the Windows Task Manager processes tab under Windows XP? It seems totally random. And when sorting by CPU or memory, why do they default to ...
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Task and Time management (tracking) software for Windows

I have seen a few discussions about the subject here, but it is still not clear for me which program I should use for task management. My requirements are following: It MUST... be Windows software (...
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CPU utilization from 60 to 100% when I launch Task Manager in Windows XP

Whenever I launch Task Manager, it shows the CPU utilization is 60% or sometimes even 100%. However, almost instantaneously, it drops down to 10% or less than 10%. Is this normal behavior in Windows ...
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how to ask windows 7 to connect to 3G each time it's waking up?

I have a USB 3G modem which is used with Windows 7. It's connected to my notebook almost always. When i tell computer to sleep, the connection to 3G network closes. I want the connection to start ...
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How do I check the amount of memory my program uses in vista's task manager?

The columns in xp's task manager differ from the ones in vista/7 and that's why I'm asking that question.Which column in vista's task manager shows the amount of memory that a program had allocated?
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end task vs end process

Why is it that ending a task in XP/Vista takes so much longer than ending the underlying process itself? WHat's the relationship between a task and a process from an OS perspective?
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How do I know when to upgrade RAM in Vista?

Task Manager: XP on the left, Vista on the right. On XP, I would check to see if Peak Commit Charge was approaching Total Physical Memory. When Peak exceeded Total during normal usage, the page file ...
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Task Manager shows 100% CPU utilization, but nothing in process list does

I'm using WinXP, and I notice that in the Task Manager, on the Performance tab my CPU usage is 100%. But When I go to the Processes tab, and sort by CPU System Idle Process is taking up 90%. I've ...
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Resource monitor for OS X

In Windows, you can get an overview of your computers resources and activities by going into the Task Manager. It also shows which task is consuming the most CPU cycles and RAM. Is there a similar ...
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Task manager menu, titlebar and tabs have disappeared

I was reading a question tonight about our dear friend, the Windows Task Manager and remembered, just then, one particular area of confuzzlement about it that it took me a long time to clear up the ...
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How do I open the Windows Task Manager during a Remote Desktop session?

When I press Ctrl-Alt-Delete I can only open the Task Manager for the local PC. Is there some simple way to open the Task Manager on the remote PC while running Remote Desktop from one Windows XP ...