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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Task manager inaccurately claims 100% cpu usage, high kernel time

Windows 10 x64 intel system. I've got a strange problem that, best I can tell, seems to be Task Manager balantly lying about CPU usage. Since today it will claim 100% CPU usage (128% in resource ...
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Get memory location and space associated to process using processId

I want to get the memory information(address and size) of a process in Ram using process id. I tried WMIC and task manager they provide only the memory used by the process at current time. Could ...
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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 all....
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why don't ALL Active Connection PID's show up in Task Manager INCLUDING those shown when using the “netstat -ano” command?

I am using Windows 7, but this may be the same in other versions of windows. Why don't ALL Active Connection PID's show up in Task Manager INCLUDING those shown when using the 'netstat -ano' command? ...
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Inconsistent Download Speeds

I am downloading a fairly large file (~2G). The download speed that chrome is showing is varying from 300-600kbps. What is confusing me is that the windows task manager is showing speeds varying from ...
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Process Hacker/Explorer: How to automatically open process properties on launch

When monitoring/debugging executables, I often have to restart them. In Process Hacker/Process Explorer: Is it possible to automatically open the properties window after launching/restarting a ...
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In Win Server 2012, task manager is always paused after the computer sleeps

I have my PC running Windows Server 2012 and I have it set to sleep after 4 hours of inactivity. I always leave the Task Manager Open and I have noticed that the first time I access the performance ...
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Windows 10 “Create New Task” drop-down menu

Ever since updating to Windows 10 in July, Task Manager no longer records the path of applications launched via Task Manager. The dialouge box below is accessed by selecting "Run new task" from the ...
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run batch file only when the same process is not in progress

I would need to run batch when user logs in, but if any other cmd.exe is running, then batch won't execute. Maybe something similar to this: How can I recognize a running batch file in task manager?. ...
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Can't check properties of a program running on startup (Win10)?

When I run task manager as administrator on Windows 10, and want to check programs that run on startup, for most of them I can see the properties and location, except for a program called "Program" ...
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Windows or computer slowing down, programs not responding, browsers not loading?

Working with Windows 8. I think this may be a network issue but I don't know how to check to confirm. I am working on a powerpoint that is saved to a network location. I can open and edit it just fine,...
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Task Manager Glitch?

In task manager, under the "processes" tab, it shows that disk usage is 49% but in the "performance" tab, it shows that disk usage is 100%. I am using windows 8.1, core i5, 7200 RPM 1TB drive, 12 GB ...
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Single service using thousands of threads

I have an windows application that is having performance and stability issues that our company has bought from a vendor. I noticed the application was using 1,000 - 4,000 threads. Could this be ...
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Weird “Local Address” in lots of processes

I noticed a weird address in the Local Address column in the Network tab of Process Hacker in lots of program that work with internet connection (like chrome, firefox, dropbox, thunderbird etc..). ...
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Background tasks manager windows 10

I want to debug a background task that i have created inside an UWP app but i can't find a background task manager. I know that programmatically i can unregister a task. Is there a background task ...
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Change default Windows Explorer behavior when opening new windows (cascade)

Whenever I spawn a new window, MS Windows (explorer.exe) opens it in cascade by default. Is there a setting to change this behavior to open in the same position as the parent window? Example 1. When ...
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How do I find what's eating up 1.5GB of my memory?

I have a problem that something eats my memory and now my PC is slow , the task manager doesn't show the process who use that part of my memory i take captures of RAMMAP , resource monitor and ...