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Why the Task Manager automatically does not start from the Startup folder at user log on?

I want the Task Manager to be able start automatically each time when user login to the Windows. The following article describes how to Add an app to run automatically at startup in Windows 10: ...
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Extremely high memory usage on Desktop Window Manager

My desktop window manager is just taking too much memory for no reason. I was playing a game that had pretty average memory usage for a game (Apex Legends - 2000MB ish) before editing a word document ...
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Unnamed process in Task Manager

I have a question ... When I enter the Task Manager, I notice that there are unnamed processes running. After going into details of this process, I notice that it is the legitimate Windows process ...
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MFC Application closes but does not reopen until PC is restarted

MFC Application (32bit) Embedit.exe will open once, sometimes twice but after closing will not reopen again until PC is restarted. Same happens with MFC Application (32 bit) Embmake.exe, these are 2 ...
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Is there a tool to see task manager that is historical? How do I investigate?

My task manager shows 100% CPU usage. It doesn't show what programs are running. I tried to take screenshot and nothing is shown. So I wait while playing games. After a while I got this It was empty ...
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Reorder Windows Task Manager Performance Tab Items

Is it possible to re-order the items listed in the Performance Tab in Windows Task Manager? Such as moving the "WiFi" item up to the top? Saw a similar post with no responses. Ordering Task ...
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Missing memory usage on processes list

Current memory used based on Task Manager processes list is around 2gb since google chrome is the most memory hungry on the list. But on performance tab, I've been using 7gb. Is there something or ...
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How can I terminate a process without having to restart my IDE?

I am doing some java on Eclipse IDE but I sometimes manage to forget to terminate a the program before running the new version which ends up in the process duplicating so that the "Terminate"...
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Task manager shows RAM is full but with what? Numbers don't add up [duplicate]

There's 16 GB RAM and Task Manager shows it as full. The other tab where I can see the breakdown of what's taking the space doesn't show it. What is taking all this space and how can I actually see it?...
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Python in Task Manager or Background Services in Windows?

I just installed Python on Windows system. Just like any software, curious if Python has a background service or program running in Task Manager or Services, when I'm not actually using the program. ...
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Why is my ram usage so high with nothing running? (30% used from 16Gb ram)

Task Manager Performance Task Manager Process I used Avast antivirus for some time and the ram used was like this, but a week ago I uninstalled it and it is still 30% usage (4.8Gb from 16Gb 3200mHz ...
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How to automate setting Task Manager from its default simple view to More Details view?

I am working on automated init new machine script. One of a boring repeated todos on new machine to switch the Task Manager to detailed view when first started. Is there any way to automate this in ...
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How do I prevent two different programs running at the same time?

I have two quality programs Macrium reflect, and Zoomtext 2021 on the same laptop. Both work fine separately, but if Zt.exe and ReflectMonitor.exe are running simultaneously CPU usage is too high. How ...
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Task Manager shows thousands of processes named “ls”, how do I find out what is causing this and stop it? [duplicate]

Recently when trying to find out why my computer was slowing down, I saw on Task Manager (which is taking several seconds to open, if it opens correctly at all) that there were thousands of entries ...
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How to gracefully terminate an application via SSH on Windows 10?

I've searched far and wide for this through several similar questions, but none of them have worked so far. Here is my problem: I have two computers, A running Windows 10 and B running Linux. I have ...
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what does the uptime numbers on windows task manager mean?

when i took this picture i had an uptime of 7:14:06:03 , what do those numbers mean? (i'm GUESSING it means days:hours:minutes:seconds , but that's just a guess)
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Task Manager crashes after enabling SVM

I have Windows 10 Pro, build 19042.746; AMD Ryzen 5 2600; MSI B450M-A PRO MAX. I installed WSL2 (Ubuntu) and enabled virtualization (SVM) in BIOS, and the WSL works fine. But then I noticed that Task ...
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How achieve, that Task Manager's does not vanish with history charts

How to make Task Manager (windows 10) not to be closed by pressing only one key (namely Esc key). Or at least, to make Task Manager to show charts (memory chart, processor chart etc.) for the minutes ...
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How fix this Strange Firefox

Okay, I need a browser to run, I'm using Firefox and it was good until yesterday but today when I clicked it, it didn't response anything. Then restarted my pc, then I opened the task manager and ...
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In Win10 is there a fool proof way of discovering which App is displaying a given pop-up?

I'm working on re-purposing a Win10 laptop that has some security feature whereby all USB disks have to be approved and registered. I cannot remove that feature because I cannot see which app, service ...
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Windows Task Manager Cannot Get Network Usage After Create Network Bridge

My task manager is okay before I create bridge for my home network. After create a bridge between Wifi and Ethernet like this My network usage totally cannot show on task manager, But internet and ...
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About Malware occupying memory [duplicate]

Can a malware occupy memory without getting noticed by or displayed in "Windows Task Manager"? How can we detect such malware, if any? Can you give examples of such malware?
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Client Server Runtime Process and Desktop Window Manager consumes my GPU

Here is it Why and how to retake my GPU bak for me? :)
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I deleted dllhost.exe. How can I get it back?

I was curious about COM Surrogate in my task manager. I looked up the file, I saw and saw the word virus repeated multiple times which caused me to quickly permanently remove dllhost.exe from my PC. ...
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High power usage? [duplicate]

I just built a pc with 1050ti. I'll get straight to the point.. When I play games like minecraft with shaders on it or if I render a project in blender I see that the task manager shows that the power ...
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How to kill an application in one go when there are multiple instances

At the moment, Slack has hung for me. Some times it's Chrome, sometimes another app. Right clicking the icon in the task bar and choosing close does not close the application I want to kill it in Task ...
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Windows 10 task manager not showing mspdbsrv.exe process

It seems that Task Manager in Windows 10 is not showing all running processes. For example, it never shows mspdbsrv.exe from Visual Studio. Is this a bug or a feature? Is it hardcoded to hide this ...
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task manager doesn't show graphs in performance

when I go to performance and click cpu for example , it doesn't show me graphs like the useage of each core , also doesn't show me the information like RAM speed etc. basically when I click CPU , GPU ...
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What to add to get the committed memory size on windows?

According to task manager my committed memory is 7.1 GB but I can only see my processes using around 3.6GB I'm using Powershell and Get-Process | Select Name, PagedMemorySize, PrivateMemorySize to get ...
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CPU stuck at base clock after BIOS update

After a BIOS update, Task Manager is reporting that my CPU clock speed is always at base clock (2.59GHz), even under stress, but the graph doesn't report this: Is this normal? Should I be worried? Is ...
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Why is the computer memory reported as full, while processes use much less memory?

My Windows 10 PC has 16GB RAM installed. Yet everything is soooo slowww. In Task Manager, I see that the memory utilization is almost always at 98%-99% level. Yet, the aggregate memory consumption of ...
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How can I export the Processes tab from Task Manager on Windows 10?

I have looked at the answers to similar posts, and though the question looks the same, the answers do not fulfill my needs. What I'm trying to do is capture the list of open Windows Explorer paths ...
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Why does my memory usage have high percentage in task manager but the memory shown being used by each program doesn't add up to anything high? [duplicate]

When I use Task Manager to see how much memory is being used, it says 76% memory. I have 8GB of ram. However when I add up all the memory being used by all the different processes, it doesn't add up ...
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How to disable startup programs not found in Task Manager and CCleaner?

I have a lot of unnecessary processes that run on startup that I don't want. However, they are not shown on Task Manager > startup or the CCleaner program. How do i manually disable these programs ...
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How to Set A secondary Debugging software in Windows 10 TaskManager Debug

I would like to know if there is a way to add a secondary debugging software, to the right click context menu of the TaskManager, Prefferably SublimeText Editor 3, or any other similar software, ...
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Cant Kill Task Windows

I can not kill firefox.exe which appears to be running having some kind of problem. I tried taskkill and the solution in a prevous answer, but as one of the comments says When I call terminate it ...
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Why and how Task Manager's Services tab hides some services<

On Windows 10, if I open Task Manager, the Services tab, there are not all services I can see in Services.msc. Also, what is Name in msc is Description in Task Manager.. The msc is connected to Local ...
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How to tell what program is using Windows Based Script Host?

I regularly have Microsoft ® Windows Based Script Host (located at C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wscript.exe) popping in my Task Manager and using a lot of CPU. From my understanding this software is used by ...
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Remind me when CPU/Memory/Disk/Network changes in the Task Manager

I am running some program which keeps the Disk utilisation at high percentage. When the program finishes, the Disk utilisation drops to low level. Is that possible I can be emailed, or some other ...
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How to track down what's “melting” my laptop - spinning the fan

Problem: CPU fan spins at random times. Why it's a problem? Linux laptop is sitting in my room. Unused by me. Spins fan in irregular moments (probably using lot of CPU). Sometimes couple of seconds. ...
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Would the “App history” in task manager record app history correctly after the computer was restarted due to blue screen of death?

E.g. I was using an application before the BSoD show up. Would the CPU time of this application as recorded by task manager be less than it actually is? I am using windows 10.
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Why does Task Manager performance view over-report CPU usage?

I noticed a discrepancy in Task Manager between the performance tab and the details tab. Performance tab shows 14% utilization, while the numbers in the details tab add up to about 5%. I know there ...
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New SSD identified as HDD [duplicate]

I've bought cheap Verbatim Vx500 SSD for my media server's boot drive. Cloned system drive to it with Aomei Partition Asisstant and everything works. But today I've noticed that Windows10 thinks it ...
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Ordering Task Manager performance tab

There is quite a bit of clutter in my task manager and from Hide removable disks in Task Managers Performance tab it does not seem possible to hide certain components. Is it possible to reorder ...
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Why does the network graph scale jumps to specific numbers in Window Task Manager?

I've seen that the scale of network adapter graphs jumps in specific numbers. Why is that? In Ubuntu, for example, it scales constantly to match the max value in the time window. In Windows it takes a ...
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Why does my SSD suddenly show up as HDD in the Task Manager?

My system’s 1 TB Western Digital M2 SSD shows up as an HDD in Task Manager. I did fresh Windows install couple days ago and it was showing just fine - SSD. Today when I booted and checked - it says ...
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What is Task Managers “Up time”?

I recently built a PC. I usually have Task Manager open in the background while I'm doing stuff. I noticed in the CPU tab, there is a stat that reads "Up time:". I previously thought that ...
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Task Manager and Process Lasso close unexpectedly after a few minutes

I've had this issue for a while, where the Task Manager will just close by itself after being open for a few minutes. I first thought it was a virus, but honestly, that's a poorly written virus if it ...
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Is there any way to distribute the processes of the system on all cores in windows 10?

My computer is running all processes on CPU0. I don't know how to change that behavior. The processor is from the 3rd generation and there are no updates from the vendor (VAIO) to the software. I ...
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Close multiple processes of an application in powershell

I have an application that when opened sometimes opens several times. The application has one Process and background process but sometimes many can open. I am trying to write a powershell script that ...

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