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Can bad memory hardware slow down Windows 10?

My Windows 10 is sluggish on a 24GB laptop with an SSD. Often I click on an option in an app and it takes 2-5 seconds to respond. I went through disabling Windows Search and some unneeded Windows ...
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Why do RAMMAP's total RAM usage of processes/mapped-file not even remotely add up to the total Memory usage in User Counts?

RamMap: User Counts Processes File summary In RamMap, the memory usage in first image is right. However, when I tried to add up all the Active memory, and the 2nd image and 3rd image doesn't match ...
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Is it possible to keep application priorities same even after restart in Windows-10?

I usually change priorities of few application which I'm not using to low when I'm using applications which consume a lot of CPU and RAM. I also set their priorities to realtime using Task Manager. ...
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Windows 10 RAM Usage: Task Manager vs tasklist command

Windows 10 Task Manager shows that I'm using 17.5 GB of RAM, but if I run the following from a command prompt: > tasklist /FO csv load the CSV file into excel, then total the Mem Usage column, it ...
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Shifted position of Task Manager even after changing it

The task manager shifts from its position even if I change its position to some other place. Note the gap of few pixels. After shifting it so that it reaches the edge of the screen. Now it is at ...
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Windows 10: enumerating sessionnames - access is denied

When I open Task Manager, Processes and Users tabs are empty. There are a lot of topic over the internet with the problem, but I couldn't find a fix for the problem. Then tried to open a cmd prompt ...
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Lenovo G50 series performance issue

As i G50 series laptop of lenovo its performance issue is a big problem it consumes 100% disk usage every time in between or sometimes CPU and Memory here is a snapshot for it. Lenovo 100 I have ...
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CPU frequency is 2x the base frequency… and fan is always 100%

On a laptop Dell Inspiron 5584, I see the following in the task manager : Base : CPU frequency : 1,99 Ghz Current speed : 4,21 Ghz (and varying from 3 to 4,2 Ghz every second) The computer is doing ...
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Why max CPU usage is capped in Windows 10 just few percents below 100%?

I wonder why sometimes max CPU usage in Windows 10 is capped just few percents below 100%. Max CPU power is at 100% in Control panel/Power options applet. Is it just wrong reporting? You just can't ...
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Task Manager disabled by your administrator

Recently, I tried to open the Task Manager in Windows 10, I found the Task Manager option disabled (Task Manager word is dark instead of white). I tried to open it via a command prompt by typing ...
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Is > 5000MB/s normal for a 1TB 7200RPM HDD?

so I decided to do a full scan with windows defender and am really confused as to why the hard-drive exceeded its limit during the scan(except if 200MB/s isn't the maximum read-write limit), I got ...
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Windows overusing RAM and task manager percentage does not match the values

I've been trying to fix my RAM overusage by the system, because it has about 80 to 90 percent at idle and starts crashing after an hour of using just Skype and three Chrome tabs simultaneously while ...
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Change summary graph in Task Manager?

Lately I have been using my computers for Folding@Home. I enjoy having the task manager graphs on the screen showing utilization. However for my GPU, the utilization shown in the preview is the 3D ...
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Why do my CLI PHP scripts show up in such a weird manner in Task Manager on Windows 10?

I run many CLI PHP scripts all the time. When opening Task Manager, "Processes" tab, I would expect to see something like: My Whatever Named CLI PHP Script #1 My Whatever Named CLI PHP Script #2 My ...
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How to identify actual PowerShell command under Windows 10 from Task manager?

I have a well-used four core developer machine running Windows 10 which has seen it's bit of software going in and out. Being a Java developer I am not that familiar with Windows 10 under the hood ...
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High CPU usage from “VBoxVirtualHeadless” (VirtualBox isn't install it on my laptop)

My CPU load is high, up to 100% a lot of the time, because of a two tasks called "VBoxVirtualHeadless" and "VirtualBox", which have a high CPU usage up to 60% even if VirtualBox isn't installed on my ...
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Hide removable disks in Task Managers Performance tab

Task Manager shows all removable disks in the "Performance" tab. How can I hide them? None of them is actually plugged in. Only disk 0 and 1 are actually there.
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Windows 10 - Disable UWP process group apps from running automatically

Edition: Windows 10 Home | Version: 1909 | OS build: 18363.693. Just came across a specific process group on Windows 10, in the Task Manager. It is known as UWP and represented with a leaf, as one ...
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Task manager: Hide when minimized without GUI

When you launch taskmgr.exe, there is an option "Hide When Minimized" (under Options menu). I am looking for how to run it with that option without using GUI in the task manager itself. That is, a ...
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Task Manager change CPU core display

In Windows 10 Task Manager, I have noticed two different behaviors on different machines. I set the CPU graph to show Logical Processors. On one machine, I see a "heat map" with the shading of each ...
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Is there a way to get the (usage time) - time the PC was on - in windows 10 - as is shown in Windows 7?

I previously had a Windows 7 Professional OS 32 bits in my PC, but now I have a Windows 10 Pro - 64 bits. In Windows 7, every time I turn on the PC, I can check in the Task Manager the "time on" the ...
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'Performance' tab of the task manager is frozen

The 'Performance' tab of the task manager is frozen in Windows 10 (V1909). I can select options to change the views of the graph but this screen is particularly frozen. It happened all of a sudden and ...
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Task manager paused when computer is locked

I discovered this behavior after unlocking a computer. Before the computer was locked it was performing some intensive task with task manager opened, but I am very sure by the time I unlocked it the ...
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Recurring Message Box VbScript

I have a vbs file whose content is : MsgBox "some thing here",vbOkOnly,"some other thing" I have set it to run periodically using Windows Scheduler. It indeed is running periodically (which i ...
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What is the difference between “Memory” in Task Manager and “Installed Memory (RAM)” in System Settings?

In Task Manager, it says 80% (ish) of my memory is being used, which is about 2500 MB (ish). But in Control Panel / System Settings, it says only 0.16 GB of RAM have been used. I'm not sure what "...
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Why does task manager as administrator not show all tasks seen when NOT administrator?

This is what I see as a user. I am most interested in VBBatchPrint.exe. I want to end the task, but I can't unless I log into task manager as admin. When I enter taskman as administrator, however, ...
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Windows System Message Process Name

What does the task manager list as system messages? For example, if you do a shutdown /r /t 600 /c Message , what would the PID/name of the system message be? Thanks in advance.
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How to find process responsible for a dialog in windows 10?

My Windows 10 occasionally shows a dialog box: I am not sure why is the dialog box shown. It can not be canceled and it disappears only after reboot. I want to find process that shows the dialog ...
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Can you add more entries to the Task View context menu in Win10?

In Win10 when you Win+Tab you get into the task view. I have an app that keeps crashing, but leaves its window 'on top'. This prevents me from using Task Manager to kill it, and I have to restart the ...
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Firefox Only Running As Background Process

I've created a Firefox profile, and set up a shortcut to that profile from a folder on my PC. The problem is that when I click on the Icon, nothing happens! I click it again and I get the message ...
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Windows Task Manager: GPU, change the view option permanently

It currently shows 3D, Copy, Video Encode, Video Decode graphs. Each of those has a drop-down list to change the view. For example, I can change Video Encode to Compute 1. But if I close Task Manager ...
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Windows 10 Task Manager shows CPU load wrong

I noticed this last year on someone elses PC and now that I have upgraded to Windows 10 I see it on mine too: Task Manager showing wrong CPU load procentage. See screenshot: There is Process Explorer ...
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How to find out which of the Chrome sessions is playing sounds? Windows 10

I found this question: How can I find out which tab is playing music? but it is an old question that does not solve my problem, which is very similar - or even the same - but the answers there do ...
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can't bring up task manager applications tab on windows 7

On an old Dell D810 running a clean W7 I am unable to bring up Task Manager with all its options. Normally I would expect: File Options View Help and tabs with something like Applications on one of ...
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View all GPU engine usage

Task manager allows one to monitor upto 4 of the GPU engine's usage when Change graph to > Multiple engines option selected. Is there any way to monitor all the available GPU engines? It may not ...
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what could be cause of my slow running laptop on windows 10

I am having a laptop which has 12 GB of RAM. Intel Core i3-60060 CPU 2 Ghz it has become extremely difficult to use this laptop for some unknown reason. I am attaching a couple of screenshots which ...
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Is it way to hide running application from other application?

I`ve migrated from Windows 8 to Windows 10. I used to play multiple Hearthstone windows in compability mode with Windows XP. But on Win10 second Blizzard launcher says "Game already running" anyway. ...
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Keyboard shortcut to pause state updates in Windows 10 Task Manager?

Is there any way to temporarily pause status updates in the Windows 10 Task Manager with a keyboard shortcut? This would be akin to setting the Update Speed to Paused. I'd like this ability so that I ...
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Upgrading memory in Lenovo Ideapad FLEX 14-IWL

I want to upgrade the RAM in my Lenovo Ideapad FLEX 14-IWL (mtm # 81SQ0008US). Task manager shows as 1 of 2 slot used, but Lenovo says there is only one slot, and maximum ram is 32 for it. I am not ...
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Would it be possible for a running virus or malware to hide or pause when the task manager is running in windows 10?

I found that my computer running slowly, but, when the task manager is running, the computer would become more smoothly. Does this mean my computer is running malware or virus? Would it be possible ...
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How do I find the unknown program enabled during Start-Up?

I am using a computer with Windows 10 and, as a normal procedure to reduce the boot time, I accessed the Task Manager and checked what was "Enabled" during the "Start-up". When I opened that tab, I ...
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Win10 - How to edit command line parameters of startup applications?

In older Windows versions, in MSConfig -> Startup tab you could edit the parameters of a startup application from the Command column. Now in Win10, MSConfig moved the Startup tab to Task Manager, but ...
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What is consuming so much of my system RAM?

I noticed that my system is not going to hibernation state properly since a few days in the past week. I checked a little into my hiberfile size to verify if that was a cause of concern. The ...
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How do I view “sub process” specific memory info in Task Manager (Windows 10)

On some machines, I am able to view the memory consumption of individual "sub processes" of an app in Task manager, like so with Google Chrome: On other machines, I do not get "sub process" specific ...
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List of running applications missing from Task Manager in XP SP3

I'm enclosing a screenshot if it lets me, but here goes. When I press CTRL-ALT-DEL for Task Manager it comes up but the first pane, which usually lists everything I have running (like Firefox Browser ...
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Tooltips with GUI for system monitoring

Im newbie on linux O.S and im trying use FedoraOS 30 . I need a suggestions about tools with gui to monitor the memory, I/O, CPU's, temperature in the motherboard, cpu, kernel, networking, etc. A tool ...
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Task Manager - Processes & Users Tab empty

I have Windows 10 1903 and it's some time that if I open the Task Manager, the Processes and Users tab are empty. After trying to reboot the system, I found out that immediately after the reboot, the ...
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What can cause a process to be run in Windows 10's Session 0?

For my project, I have a GUI executable kick off a number of background processes that all communicate with each other to partition data processing. Recently, I copied over the GUI to another machine, ...
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Phantom start-up program

I opened up Task Manager this morning to find a nameless program listed in the Start-Up Programs.   I am also unable to locate it by right clicking on it: How can I find out what this is? I ...
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Why some startup programs show up with wmic command but not in Task manager?

So i just checked both the result of wmic startup list brief and the startup tab in task manager, and some of the things that start do not show up in the task manager (some are only for my user and ...

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