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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Opening task manager takes an incredibly long time

This happens on all my windows 8 devices. When I press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC, or just start the task manager in any other way, it always takes a long time to open - Something around 45 seconds to 2 ...
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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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Display Windows Task Manager memory usage in MB

Does anyome know any hack where we can modify to display memory usage in MB and not in kb in 'windows task manager's processes' Its not showstopeper but definately a thing I'll like to see.
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Which process killed my process

One of my applications starts java.exe, but in between this 'java.exe' is killed by some other process. How can I know which process kills the java.exe. I am using Windows XP SP 2.
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Show dial up connection status in Task Manager

In Windows 8.1, Task Manager shows Wi-Fi, Disk, CPU usage graph in Performance tab. But, it doesn't shows usage of a dial up internet connection. How can I add dial up stats in task manager. Here are ...
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Why Chrome use sometimes a same process for at least two different tab?

I have noticed in the Chrome task manager that some tabs was linked and sharing the same process: There is no link between these pages, one is not the referer of the other, and they have not the ...
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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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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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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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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 remove startup programs which are not listed in Add or Remove Program list?

I have two startup processes, which I'm not sure what they are for. Is it normal that a PC running Windows 8 has these two processes? They look quite suspicious as their publisher is not listed at ...
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Windows 8 freezes when killing “Metro” apps

Often after I use certain Windows 8 (formerly "Metro") apps, usually about a day later, I notice a marked drop in available RAM over what I was expecting. Since I am running Virtual Machines that ...
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.exe files wont close with task manager or command prompt - Windows 7

This is happening with my video game DayZ StandAlone and Google Chrome Browser and a few other programs. But I will close the program normally and it will appear closed until I check Task Manager. (I ...
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How to catch who slows my mouse cursor?

Often I have such an effect, that my mouse cursor slows like it adheres to the surface of the screen. Mouse is optical and surface of the desk if perfect, so it cannot relate with ball dusting. Also, ...
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Strange processes in task manager (Network Restricted, No Impersonation, No Network)

I have strange entries in task manager. What can this mean? UPDATE For example, I have the following in regedit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Svchost What ...
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Why can't I kill a process?

Thunderbird has crashed and all attempts to kill thunderbird.exe are to no avail. I've tried Task Manager and Process Explorer from Sysinternals and simply nothing happens when I select 'Kill'. I ...
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Windows task on internet connection outside home network

I'm trying to create a windows task that will execute as soon as the laptop is outside the home network. There is an option called: 'start when specific network connection is available' but i'm ...
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Task manager shortcut not working on Windows 8

I have some problems with the Task Manager not always opening on Windows 8. I recently upgraded my pc from Windows 7 to Windows 8. And it seems that the Windows 8 Task Manager doesn't always pop up if ...
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Network utilization column in windows 8 task manager not working

Network utilization column in windows 8 task manager not working; It always reporting 0% although it reports values for each app!
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Missing Image name in the task manager

Recently I face the following problem . When I open the visual studio (Design view ) .it has hanged up . I go to the task manager to check what's happened. I find two things : 1- Can't find the ...
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Why does Windows Explorer show up in task manager as “explorer.EXE”?

I’ve been noticing that Windows Explorer’s file name in the Task Manager, ends with .EXE instead of .exe. I decided to kill the process and restart Explorer. Now it shows up as explorer.exe, however ...
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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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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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Task Manager, Process Explorer, or similar tool: monitoring and managing CLR threads

Is there a tool out there that allows to see managed threads as they are running in CLR? Ideally, I would like to see CPU load, state, managed name, and managed id, hopefully even if the thread ...
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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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How can you kill only Chrome tabs from Windows task manager

Similar to this question: Associate a tab in Google Chrome with its process in task manager But I would like to know how I can close tabs from task manager and only tabs, some of the chrome.exe ...
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Windows 8 Task Manager Settings Reset to Default if Windows is not Shut Down Properly

I liked the windows task manager in windows 8 because of the new features compared to the older versions. I change its settings according to my needs: Always on top Set the update speed to fast ...
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Task Manager “go to process” points to the wrong process

This is one of those weird windows things and I'm wondering what even caused this. I was trying to clone a git repo, then closed the console window after deciding against it. The window stayed up but ...
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Strange CPU Usage History

My CPU history graph on the task manager is acting strangely. The fan also seems to be "revving". Here is an image of what is happening. This is my laptop and the processor is Intel core i5. ...
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Process Hacker - What's the difference between Disk and I/O?

As a sysadmin often having to deal with Windows systems with issues- be it servers with performance issues, or desktops with malware- I often spend a lot of time staring at he two different graphs in ...
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Task Manager calculates disk usage to be 100% after a few seconds of interesting outputs … why?

In Windows 8, if I pull up Task Manager within a minute or two of restarting the computer, the value it calculates under the "Disk" column should be 100%, and it is, but it takes a little bit of time ...
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how to quickly select multiple processes in windows 8 task manager to tile vertically or horizontally?

this was possible in windows 7 but is not in windows 8: open task manager sort processes by program name click the top program, hold shift, click the bottom program, highlight them all right click ...
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0% of network usage on task manager

I am downloading a game from Steam and loading a HD video on Youtube, download rate is about 10Mbps, as it says at the Performance tab for Wireless on the Task Manager, but when I go to the Processes ...
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Is there any way to change the default tab of task manager in Windows 8?

In Windows 8, Task manager always opened on "processes" tab. Is there any way to set other tab (e.g. "Performance") as default tab?
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How do I find lower the amount of or find what is using committed memory?

I was recently looking at this question: Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage? when my task manager was doing just ...
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Why does Hyper-V affect in task manager?

If you look at image you can see that in Task Manager CPU tab. Why when Hyper-V enable Speed and Max Speed same and it does not change the way it change when Hyper-V disable ? Why this apply to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Vmware Player refuses to show up

I have installed Vmware Player and everything was working fine until I restarted my computer. Vmware Player refuses to start (nothing shows up). I did a check in task manager and I remark that both ...
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Lost Physical Memory, Apparent Memory Leak

I was playing a game the other day, and I then shut it out and put the computer to sleep. I came back the next day and booted the game up, and it froze and unfroze about every 5 seconds. Normally, ...
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Windows reported maximum Frequency is stuck on 100% incorrectly

Windows reported maximum Frequency is stuck on 100% despite cpu speed changing from 1.2GHz idle to 2.9GHz under load CPUid reports updated speed at regular intervals but the Windows Task Manager and ...
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Keep the current tab on the Windows 8 task manager between sessions?

In older versions of the Windows Task Manager (like Windows 7) it saved what tab I had open between sessions. Is there a way to do this in the new Win8 Task Manager? It always defaults to Processes ...
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Firefox doesn't show up, but hide in task manager

Every time I boot my laptop and click the Firefox shortcut, the Firefox browser doesn't pop up. From here I need to open task manager, then manually kill the Firefox thread. After this, I click the ...
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explorer.exe and tskmngr.exe incredibly high memory usage

On start up, both explorer.exe and tskmgr.exe start increasing in mem usage up to 1GO and more with high 100% CPU usage and the computer becomes very slow and un-usable. This started to happen after ...
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How do I filter the processes and services in the Task manager based on how active they are

I am trying to identify from the Task Manager the static and dynamic activities of my system in order to store them into a database. An example of what I call static processes are like some services ...
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Limited task manager?

I know it seems counter-productive, but I was looking for a task manager that it's more limited than the one that comes with Window. The reason is that some servers that I use (but not manage) have ...
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How to know which driver or kernel module prevents process to be killed?

Sometimes I have processes which I can't kill. Process Explorer, Task Manager and others say that "Access denied". I was told that this can be because kernel driver has a bug or something. How to ...
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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?)