Windows 11 version 22H2 (and above) comes with a redesigned Task Manager. The new Task Manager has additional features, such as a new command bar, UI matching the system-wide theme, Efficiency mode to limit the resource usage of a process, etc.Read more
Managing startup entries was possible using the System Configuration Utility (
msconfig.exe), in Windows 7 and earlier. This functionality is now provided by the Task Manager in Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11, which features a new “Startup” tab that lists all auto-start entries in the system.
Task Manager opens to Processes tab by default in Windows 8 and 10. If you want it to open to the Startup tab directly, this article tells you how to do it.Read more
You would have noticed a column named “Startup Impact” in Task Manager’s Startup tab in Windows 8 and higher. But what does “Startup Impact” mean and how is it assessed?Read more
Task Manager’s Performance tab (CPU section) shows the Uptime information of the system, but you may be wondering why your boot-up time doesn’t match the uptime data reported.
Out of all the built-in troubleshooting tools in Windows, Task Manager is probably the most useful tool. Almost every end-user knows what to do when an application stalls. They just fire up Task Manager using Ctrl + Shift + Esc and end the nonresponsive task. Also, Task Manager can be an extremely valuable tool to troubleshoot processes, and monitor disk I/O rates or other system performance issues.
Task Manager’s Details tab lists all running processes. By default, it doesn’t display the complete path of the running processes and the command-line arguments used by those processes.
For instance, you may see the script host CScript.exe or WScript.exe in Task Manager but not the script file name (argument) being executed. This article tells you how to enable this critical bit of information in Task Manager.