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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Accidently stopped some services in svchost

I stopped some of the services in svchost.exe in Windows 8 and now I am not able open task manager as it throws error. When I checked in PowerShell all those services are stopped. Even services.msc ...
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Windows 7 Task Manager: Difference between applications, processes, and services

I would like to know the difference between Applications, Processes, and Services, as listed in the Windows 7 Task Manager. Under UNIX/Linux, these terms work as follows: processes refer to executable ...
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Service Host: Local system (network restricted) is thrashing hard disk

I am having windows 8.1 with update 1 installed and all release updates of windows till the date i am posting this questions. System is laptop, Core i3 with 6 GB RAM and 500GB hard disk. When ever i ...
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Win 8: window/process moved to 'background process' and I cant move them back to 'apps'

I'm having a problem with windows 8. Some windows randomly disappear and I can't access them. They don't show up in the task bar or under alt-tab, but I know the window is still open because I can ...
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Task manager network graph; what's yellow?

Green: download. Red: upload. Yellow: network queue? (download - upload)?
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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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Strange paths in Task Manager: “\??\C:\Windows\etc..”

When looking a the list of processes for a different reason, I noticed something odd: There's four instances of conhost, but I haven't seen paths like those before.. Can anyone tell me what the ...
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Why doesn't Windows 8 Task Manager report the actual CPU frequency when Virtualisation is turned on?

In this question, I asked why the actual CPU frequency wasn't being reported in the performance tab of windows task manager. It turns out I had Virtualization turned on in the BIOS. When I disabled ...
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Is 14 Threads per process normal?

I have noticed the computers at school are running very slow: I also noticed the high amount of threads open per application (average). It is about 15 (!!!) Is it normal? os=win7 enterprise
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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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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 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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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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Find out which program is using all the disk when my screen saver is on

Right after my computer wakes up when I press a key, the disk usage drops from 100% to 5%. How do I find out which program is using the disk? Windows 8.1, and I have a black screen saver, it's not ...
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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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Task Scheduler with ADFS loggin

I have a Windows 7 PC with ADFS login. When I create a Task with the Task Scheduler with the option Run only when user is logged on everything is fine. But then I choose: Run whether user is logged on ...
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lost all my admin privileges in windows 7 [duplicate]

Today I suddenly encountered a problem, the last thing I remember i did before the problem occurred was that I was installing a game from the Steam, the game asked to install Nvidea Physx, after that, ...
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Window 8 : RAM usage (committed memory) [duplicate]

I have a 4 GB RAM memory. In task manager you can see tha Committed memory is 5,6/7,9 GB RAM. Why that if In use memory is just 3,1 GB ? Is Windows using the Page File ?
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Stop or pause Windows startup programs during boot? [closed]

Is there an application or program that can stop or pause startup programs during boot? For example using a hotkey to pause the startup queue temporarily or simply stop it altogether. Note: This is ...
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Windows Task Manager not showing all cores?

I have Fujitsu RX200 S6 servers, which are Xeon 5500/5600 compatible. Up to today, I had dual X55nn (not sure of exact model) installed. Windows Task Manager was showing 24 separate graphs. I was ...
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Task Manager is not able to run due to compatibility issues.

I am not able to open the Task Manager through keyboard shortcuts and by right-clicking the taskbar, I even tried launching it through Command Promp to no avail. Whenever I launch it by using the ...
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Windows 8.1 Setup, moving app from background processes to apps (task manager-foreground)

I want to format my Windows 8.1, not the 1st time I do so I know how to do it, but this time while I was waiting for the % to finish, I think it was around 26% at that moment so I went to play a game ...
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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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Hide cmd.exe Process When Running Batch Script [duplicate]

I have a batch script that I am running hidden by executing it with a vbs. This is great, because it completely hides the cmd window. However, if I look in the Windows Task Manager I can still see ...
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Windows Task Manager equivalent for OS X, showing more details than Activity Monitor?

Being a Windows convert, I am looking for Task Manager equivalent for OS X. Please do not recommend Activity Monitor, since it misses two important features of Task Manager: per process disk i/o ...
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Last BIOS time on Task Manager

Can someone tell me what that Last BIOS time is on the upper right corner of the task manager on Windows 8 Pro? Mine has always been 0.0. I guess it is not measuring the BIOS time properly so what can ...
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Lotus Notes 8 client cannot be restarted after crash

The client can not be restarted, even if the notes.exe and nlotes.exe tasks stopped in the task manager. Only rebooting helps, but that is not a user friendly solution. This occures on Lenovo laptops. ...
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Time planning software

I'm looking for some time planning software. I have simple but specific needs. I'd like to be able to track and plan work for about 10 people. They do certain type of task working on a couple of ...
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Multiple instances of Windows Wireless 802.11 Extensibility Framework. Why?

I counted the number of instances of this process on a particularly bad day: I have 120 instances of Windows Wireless 802.11 Extensibility Framework running. They just pile up for reasons I can't ...
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How to make windows task manager to show network usage?

I found that Windows 8 Task manager does not show network usage correctly: As you see, my torrent client downloads at a speed of 1 MB/s, while Windows shows zero. All adapters are disabled except ...
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UAC prompt window delays at least 1 minute in Windows 7

I have an issue with UAC, only when is executed for first time it delays at least one minute, after that, any task which requires it, the UAC promps in 2 or 3 seconds. When I waiting that, I see in ...
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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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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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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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LM.Detection_x64.exe (XML Scan Engine) constantly using CPU

I always run task manager minimized to watch my CPU usage. My CPU has been running at at least 12% for the past 2 days. (8 cores) The process taking the CPU is: LM.Detection_x64.exe (XML Scan ...
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What is the easy way to start Task Manager as an administrator in Windows 8?

I'm sure I'm missing something simple here, if so I apologize for asking this question. I need to run the Windows 8 task manager as administrator from a standard user account's login session. Under ...
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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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Number of handles from Win8.1 task manager?

In win xp and win 7 we used to be able to see the number of handles and process etc, the actual count, in task manager like image here: in win8.1 we have the resources manager: but it doesnt give ...
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email notification computer ram higher 80%

Is there a way to email myself if a computer running window's Ram is 80% > ?I see there is performance monitor. I figured out how to use counters but I really want to make this SIMPLE to the above ...
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Windows Task Scheduler - Task Starting Despite AC Power Condition

On a laptop, I have created a task in Windows Vista SP2 which has the condition "Start the task only if the computer is on AC power". Also checked is "Wake the computer to run this task". I then ...
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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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Why does the windows 8 task manager seem to freeze?

Several times I've seen the task manager appear frozen in Windows 8. It doesn't update, and generally shows double-digit CPU usage. Closing it and reopening it doesn't usually help, but rebooting ...
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Cant get Google chrome task to leave when i dont have goggle chorme installed

I keep having 3 Google-Chrome marked tasks in manager but: I don't have Google-Chrome - I uninstalled it months ago Every time I end all three tasks they just come back seconds later I'm always ...
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How to change order of network adaptors in windows task manager?

Is there any way to change the order of network adapters in the networking tab of windows task manager? (Either Win 7 or 8) I know that disabling the network adapter will take it away from the list ...
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Task Manager shows more processes than I have running

I have ~50 processes running but the total processes in Task Manager shows 100+ always. What is causing this? And how can it be fixed?
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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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What does “Virtualization” in the Task Manager on Windows do?

If I open up the list of running processes in the Task Manager on my Windows Vista. Then I can right-click on a process and chose "Virtualization". Not much happens after that. What does this really ...
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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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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 ...
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What might cause Windows Store to run in the background?

Why might the windows store app be running in the background of a computer that has never been online? The computer has only just had the OS loaded, there is nothing else on it. In task manager I ...