Task Manager is an important tool for all Windows users. This application will tell you why your computer is running slowly and will also allow you to find programs that are taking up a lot of resources, regardless of whether it is CPU, RAM, hard drive or network resources.
Task Manager is the task manager application included in the Microsoft Windows operating system family. It provides complete information about system performance, running applications, processes and CPU partitioning, information about memory, performance and network statistics, logged users and services. system. Task manager can also be used to set priority for processes, select the CPU core to allow running a specified application, force a process to stop and shutdown, restart, hibernate, log out.
Start Task manager.
Task Manager can still be launched in traditional ways. Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete from anywhere and you will see a link to launch Task Manager.
You can also right-click the taskbar and select “Task Manager.”
Task Manager’s default interface allows you to easily view and end active applications, without any clutter getting in the way. It shows both Metro-style applications and desktop applications.
Click the “Add details” button and you will see more information. The resource statistics used are color coded – the darker the color, the more resources are used.
You can expand an application to see its windows, if the application has multiple windows.
The program list is divided into three parts – applications, background processes and Windows system processes.
If you are unsure about a process, you can right click on it and select “Search online” to search it in your default search engine.
The Performance tab shows smooth graphs of your information system. You can select one of the options on the right to view detailed information. The new interface shows more information than the old Task Manager shows.
You can still open the Resource Monitor applications in one click. It has not been updated in Windows 10, but it shows more information than Task Manager does.
The Processes tab only displays the current resource usage of each process. The “App History” tab shows how much CPU time and network bandwidth each Metro application has been using.
The Startup tab shows applications that automatically start when the computer. Windows finally has a way to disable startup programs easily. Windows also takes measures only how long each application is delaying your startup, so you can make a decision.
The Users tab breaks down your system resource usage by user accounts. You can expand a user’s name to see his or her processes.
Advanced process details & Services
The Details tab is an evolution of the old Processes tab on previous versions of Windows. It doesn’t have a nice interface – although application icons have been added. It shows many advanced options not found on other tabs, including priority process and CPU affinity. (CPU affinity determines the CPU a process runs on, if your system has multiple CPUs or a CPU with multiple cores.)
The Services tab has been prettied up and now includes an option to quickly restart the service.
You can click the link to open the service to use the service applications, including advanced options you will not find in Task Manager.
The new Task Manager is a big step forward, both in functionality and presentation. It is particularly interesting that the average user finally has a way to manage their auto start programs.