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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Mysterious “uninstalled processes” using network every time I turn on my computer

I'm traveling with my dual-boot Windows 10/Ubuntu laptop and often have fairly limited access to WiFi. When I boot into the Windows side of things (or even wake from sleep, after sleeping a while), I ...
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Need a way to disable access to Chrome task manager?

So basically, I've installed a few extensions that block access to certain sites/keywords that all work perfectly, but unfortunately for me I found that getting past these extensions is as easy as ...
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Windows 10 “Access denied” when killing process bypass

I am trying to kill a process on windows 10 called "K9 web filter". My roommate moved out a few days ago who owns the computer I am using (He gave me the computer since he was going to buy a new one) ...
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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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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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Run as administrator checkbox in Win + R dialog

Is possible to bring Run as administrator into Win+R dialog? When I raise the same dialog from task manager there this checkbox is. Expected: Current: The dialog after Win+R (handled by ...
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Run task manager (process explorer) as administrator

I have Sysinternals Process Explorer installed as the system's task manager (Win7 64). Since half of the metrics for anything started as service and processes started under other user accounts are ...
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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 I export Task Manager stats into a file with PowerShell?

I want to see if it's possible to pipe CPU/Memory usage and processes into something like a csv every few minutes with PowerShell. Any ideas? EDIT: By using "Task List" I was able to send ...
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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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Can Task Manager show the total memory usage for a group of processes?

Some applications like Google Chrome and TweetDeck show up as several processes in Windows Task Manager. This means that the memory reported in each row is only part of the overall amount used by ...
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Application show on task manager but disappears after a few seconds

there are some games that i have been having problem with... whenever i start the game it doesn't open but shows on the task manager. And after 5 to 6 seconds it also disappears. can any one help me ...
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How to order Task Manager Apps by CPU consuming without merging with background process? (in Windows10 Task Manager)

Currently, if I order by Name the Task Manager show Apps and Background Process in two groups. But if I order by CPU the groups separation are lost and all process and apps are show together. In ...
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Task manager shows high CPU but 'user' shows differently

I've been having a recent problem lately with my CPU usage. It's literally always around 90%-100% but in task manager under 'user' it says differently. Even when I do a rough calculation of the ...
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CPU usage pegged at 100% on windows vista [duplicate]

According to Task Manager the CPU Usage is 100% but when I click on the "Processes" and sort by CPU in descending order I see that the process using the most CPU is taskmgr.exe at 02%. All the others ...
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How do I get back the old Task Manager (from Windows 7) in Windows 10?

There are some improvements in Windows 10 in Task Manager, but they also removed really nice stuff. For example, in the the old Task Manager you could sort the running applications by their path. ...
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Task manager “Last BIOS Time”

I under stand what it does and how it works, (measures how long it takes from pressing the power button to indicating the computer is loading) but it seems to be inaccurate or something because my ...
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How can I get back to the normal task manager screen?

I'm using Windows Server 2008R2 on a machine. Suddenly the task manager switched to the screen below and I don't find a way to get back to the normal task amanger. How can I do that?
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Terminate program that has taken over the screen

I've been using Windows forever, but one thing that has annoyed me is how hard it is to terminate misbehaving full-screen applications. In Linux, I can just switch over to terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and ...
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how to see which process is using which port in windows 8

I am trying to start the Tomcat server at my pc by eclipse. But it is showing the following message Several ports (8005, 8080, 8009) required by Tomcat v8.0 Server at localhost are already in use. ...
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How to end VBScript on Windows 10?

I accidently did a cd-drive vbs prank on myself on windows 10 and I can't find the wscript.exe file.. Is there any way to end this program?
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Understanding cpu usage

I have this simple code int main() { while (1){} return 0; } When I run this code on Windows, why is my cpu usage only 25%? Yet, when I run it on Linux, my cpu usage is 100% I have 4 cores ...
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Can't end process in Task Manager, no error messages

I searched for question similar to this, but they all mentioned error messages in Task Manager. I'm not getting any. I could no longer open a new instance of either Firefox or Chrome after exiting ...
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where does Windows Task Manager measure network data rate

I am trying to build a 10Gbps Ethernet channel between an FPGA and a Windows 7 PC. For a rough estimate, I measured the bandwidth usage of the link using Windows Task Manager's Network Tab. Later I ...
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How to modify/re-position GUI element in taskmgr Windows 7?

For instance, Windows 7 x64 SP1. Is there any workaround or trick/tip (with resource editing tool, ect...) doing the reposition the number of graph in CPU usage history panel in Performance tab of ...
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Is there a Keyboard shortcut on windows to kill a process when black screen and task manager won't even come up?

Sometimes some games crash, but the screen stays black; alt-tab, ctrl-alt-del and ctrl-shift-esc don't wrok and the only option I have is to shutdown the PC (I have windows 10 now, when I had 8 ...
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How can I determine if I have one process with two threads, or two processes?

I notice that chrome (famously now), creates loads of instances in task manager. Is that lots of threads and one process? Or is it multiple processes. i.e. is task manager showing threads, or is it ...
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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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Handles vs Threads vs Processes

Is there a difference between a thread and a process? I am trying to understand the calculations of the system data listed in the performance tab. Handles: 48097 Threads: 1602 Processes: 99 Up Time: ...
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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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Laptop show 98% disk usage but almost nothing showing in the task manager

My computer is showing 98% disk usage but when I look in the task manager almost nothing is showing (certainly not anything of significance). Any suggestions as to what might be causing this? Also, ...
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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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Sudden change in task kill behavior on Windows Server 2012 (Access Denied)

After a reboot on a machine (WS2012-R2), I observed that I could no longer use the "Details" tab in Task Manager to kill a process that I have run at startup. After checking solutions from other ...
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Windows 7 Pro x64 - Web Browsers Hang; Windows Freezes

Summary: Browsers (Firefox & Chrome-based) cause my computer to freeze at random intervals with the only constant being it's upon loading a web page. This can be any web page, whether it's loading ...
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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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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 10 equivalent to windows 7 “end process”

In windows 7, when I program hangs, I call up the task list. If I do "end task" it will ask if I want to "Wait for the program to close", or "End now". Whichever option I choose, it seems to just hang ...
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How do I see if a process is running in 32-bit or 64-bit mode in the Windows 8/10 Task Manager?

Previously, I would look in Task Manager for a *32 next to the process name in Task Manager to tell what platform the process is running on: However, in Windows 8 and 10 (on the details tab) this ...
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task manager private working set lower than performance monitor private bytes

I'm trying to track a memory leak in an application, so I had performance monitor graph its private bytes. One time, performance monitor said that the private bytes was rising, but in task manager, ...
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How to kill tasks in Windows 7 when even Task Manager won't open or respond?

Occasionally one of my computers will get so bogged down that everything locks up, Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't work, Task Manager won't open, or they work, but are opening so slowly that it will take hours ...
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Cannot kill a process in task manager/cmd

One program started to give me problems and I cannot re-started it without restarting my PC. When I go to processes within my Task manager and choose to End process/End process Tree it says "The ...
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Abnormally slow CPU speed in Windows 10 Task Manager, with virtualization disabled

In Windows 10 Pro Task Manager, CPU speed shows a constant and unchanging value of 1.18GHz, while nominal CPU speed is 2.50 GHz. Dual Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3, on a Intel S2600CW2S server board. Per ...
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Test run crashes OS

This sometimes happens on Windows 10 when I'm running NUnit tests which use postgresql from ReSharper test runner. The test doesn't finish and I see a very strange behavior in all applications. ...
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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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Unable to terminate process

I can't terminate some processes. It says "Access denied". I am the ultimate owner of the computer. How can I terminate such processed anyway? These are not system processes, these are file managers ...
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Windows 7 - Quickheal's EMLPROXY.EXE taking up too much CPU, not killable afterwards

Above mentioned EMLPROXY.EXE (from Quickheal Total Security) suddenly takes up 95% CPU, it is not killable from task manager and Resource Monitor. I get a "Permission denied" error. I downloaded ...
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How can the CPU speed exceed the max speed?

I was watching my CPU speed in the task manager when I noticed that sometimes the CPU speed exceeds the maximum speed. Actually, sometimes it goes up more than attached. How can this happen?
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One cpu core working harder than the rest

I have seen that with my AMD A8 cpu one of the cores is working harder than the rest. See below: The running processes: Does any one know if this is a problem or just a natural assurance.
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Windows 10 Task Manager System Processes

Resource consumption in Windows 10's task manager doesn't add up. System consumes 50% of RAM (out of 8GB) and over 90% of disk usage (out of about ~80MB/s) regularly, however the processes are not ...
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Prevent task manager from calculating disk usage with external drive included

I had installed an external hard drive onto my PC and task manager, in the processes tab where it shows disk usage, seems to be calculating both my internal hard drive and my external hard drive's ...