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6 Ways To Open Windows Task Manager


Task Manager lets you view the programs, processes, and services currently running on the PC. You can use Task Manager to monitor your computer’s performance, and to close a program that is not responding, view network status, and see which users are connected to the Pc.  Don’t just reboot your Windows 7 PC. I realize that rebooting is the go-to solution when a program won’t shut down, or the system starts dragging or acting wonky, but there is another way. The Task Manager is a powerful tool for troubleshooting and resolving issues in Windows 7.

image1.  Ctrl+Alt+Del:

Control-Alt-Delete (often abbreviated to Ctrl-Alt-Del, also known as the “three-finger salute” is a computer keyboard command on IBM PC compatible systems that can be used to reboot the computer, and summon the task manager or Windows Security in more recent versions of the Microsoft Windows  operating system. It is invoked by pressing the Delete key  while holding the Control and Alt  keys: Ctrl+Alt+Delete. It forces a safe reboot, brings up the task manager or a jump to ROM monitor.

image2. Right Click Taskbar:

The fastest way to bring up Windows Task Manager is by right-clicking the taskbar and choosing the Start Task Manager option. It’s just two clicks and voilà! You’re staring at Task Manager in no time! Of course, you could alwayscreate an AutoHot key Script to bring up Windows Task Manager even faster with a click of a button.

image3.  Run Taskmanager:

If you’re encountering issues opening the Task Manager it’s possible that the computer could be infected with a virus or spyware. There are known malware designed to cause issues with opening the task manager and End Tasking them.
The Run command is a great tool for accessing shared folders, but you can also use it quickly up programs such as Registry Editor or a Command Prompt. Click the Start button then the All Programs folder. Under the Accessories folder click the Run command. You can also press they Windows Key + R on your keyboard in your Start Menu. Finally, simply type “taskmgr” and hit Enter.

image4. Browse To Taskmanager.exe:

Task Manager can also be executed by running the taskmgr.exe file from the C:\Winnt\System32 directory or by clicking Start, Run and typing taskmgr.
If a program is no longer responding users can also choose to “End Task” from the Task Manager to close the program without restarting the computer.
Earlier versions of Microsoft Windows (Microsoft Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98) had a program known as tasks to display the current programs currently running. This file was executed by running the taskman.exe file from the C:\Windows directory.

image5.  Ctrl+Shift+Esc:

Keyboard shortcut to bring up Windows Task Manager is Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Besides bringing up Windows Task Manager while using Remote Desktop, you can also use Ctrl+Shift+Esc to bring up the task manager while working locally.

6.  Create taskmgr.exe Shortcut:

At last there is a shortcut to open the windows task manager, that is create a shortcut task manager to the desktop.Browse to the same path as above, C:\Windows\System32. Scroll down until you see taskmgr.exe, highlight it, and then click OK. Click Next, type a name for your shortcut, and finally click Finish.

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