Task Manager ( Windows Task Manager ) – one of the most convenient and useful tools in Windows, designed to diagnose and manage processes in the system.
The task manager displays information about programs and processes running on the computer. In addition, you can view the most frequently used process performance indicators in it.
If your computer “freezes” when working with a number of programs, which usually occurs due to improper memory management of running programs, you can use the task manager to identify the application that failed (it will indicate “Not responding”) and force it to be disabled.
How to enable Task Manager
It may happen that when you press Ctrl + Alt + Del, you suddenly see the message “task manager is disabled by administrator / user”.
In order to disable the task manager, in the “Task Manager Removal Properties” window, select “Enabled”. After that click on “Apply” and “OK”. Next, close the “Group Policy Settings” window.
Shortcuts for task manager in window 8 ,10
The first way is the keyboard shortcut Ctrl – Shift – Escape.
The second way is to open the Start button using the additional menu. Right-click on the button and select the task manager in the list that opens:
The third way is the keyboard shortcut press Ctrl + Alt + Del.
How to start the Task Manager from the Run window
The task manager can be opened from the Run window:
- On the keyboard, simultaneously press the “Windows” + “R” keys.
- In the “Run” window, in the “Open” field, enter the expression: “taskmgr”.
- After that, you need to click on the “OK” button.
Window 10 Task manager tabs.
If “More” is selected, the task manager contains the following tabs
• Processes: a list of running applications and background processes in your
system along with information about the processor, memory, disk, network,
GPU and other resources.
• Performance: real-time graphs showing total
CPU, memory, disk, network and GPU usage
for your system. Here you will also find many other details,
starting with the IP address of your computer and ending with the model names
CPU and GPU of your computer.
• Application log: information on how much CPU and application resources
The network was used for your current user account. it
applies only to new applications of the universal platform of Windows
(UWP), in other words, to Store apps, not traditional
Windows desktop applications (Win32 applications).
• Startup: a list of your startup programs that are
Windows applications, automatically starts when you log in to your account
user record. You can disable startup programs from here,
although you can also do this from Settings> Applications> Startup.
• Users: current user accounts
registered on your PC, how many resources they use and what
applications they use.
• Details: More information about the processes running in
your system. This is basically the traditional Processes tab of
task manager in Windows 7.
• Sujby: Managing system services. This is the same information as in
services.msc, service management console.
Window 10 Task manager CPU utilization tabs.
The Performance tab displays real-time graphs,
displaying the use of system resources such as processor, memory,
disk, network and GPU. If you have multiple network drives
devices or GPUs, you can see them all separately.
• Processor: name and model number of your processor, its speed,
number of cores, as well as included and available virtualization features
equipment. It also shows the “uptime” of your
systems, that is, how long has your system been running since
• Memory: how much RAM you have, its speed and how many slots
RAM on your motherboard. You can also see
how much of your memory is currently cached
data. Windows calls this the “fallback.” This data will be ready and waiting
if your system needs it, but Windows will automatically reset
cached data and free up space if it needs more memory
for another task.
• Disk: the name and model number of your disk, its size and current speed
reading and writing.
• Wi-Fi or Ethernet: Windows displays here the name of the network adapter and its IP
Addresses (both IPv4 and IPv6). For Wi-Fi connections you can also see
The Wi-Fi standard used in the current connection, for example, 802.11ac.
• GPU: shown on the GPU panel
separate graphs for various activities – for example, 3D or
video encoding or decoding. GPU has
own internal memory, so it also shows usage
memory graphic processor. Here you can also see the name and
your GPU model number and version used
graphics driver. You can control usage
GPU directly from task manager without any