On Windows 7 everything we must do to set

"Process Priority"(to Low \ Below Normal \ Normal \ Above Normal \ High \ Realtime)

or to set

"Process Affinity"(to choose wich processor core would run on specifc process)

was opening Windows Task Manager, click on "Processes", right-click on a process and both options were showed and avaiable to easily set:

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Nowadays, with Windows 8 I can't find it anymore...

  1. Is this still avaiable?
  2. If so, how could I do that?

2 Answers 2


Yes, it is still avaiable, but you can't access these configurations as the same way we did in the past(with Windows 7). It is still acessible via Windows 8 Task Manager , but not on the same place(on Processes tab).

Now, first of all, after opening the Task Manager(with Ctrl+Shift+Esc) you must click on "More Details" to see details of the running tasks:

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Then you must go to the "Details" tab(and not to the "Processes" anymore as we usually did on windows 7). After that, right-click on the process "Name" that you want to set priority or affinity, then go to "Set Priority" or "Set Affinity" and set it as you may want:

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You can still use Process Explorer to control priority and affinity:

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  • 1
    That is not part of windows though (unless that changed as well)
    – soandos
    Aug 16, 2012 at 14:51
  • @soandos: That is correct. It's still a third-party tool which is not included with Windows 8 (at least to my understanding). Aug 16, 2012 at 15:03
  • @soandos - While not included with Windows its still written by Microsoft.
    – Ramhound
    May 12, 2013 at 8:57

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