The Task Manager has always been a quick first stop for technicians trying to diagnose performance issues on Windows computers and devices. That’s because Task Manager has always provided useful information about the performance of our Windows computers. In Windows 10 and in Windows 8.1, the Task Manager offers you detailed graphs and charts that you can use to see precisely what resources are being taxed, and which apps are bogging your computer down. This makes diagnosis much easier and faster, as you’ll see in this guide:
The Task Manager in Windows is a tool that many users work with. There are many tabs, displaying plenty of information. However, the bulk of your time will be spent in the Processes tab. This tab shows all of the processes running on your system and also how much of your system resources each is using. It is very handy when troubleshooting system slowdowns or when killing misbehaving processes. Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 have made this simpler than ever. Read this guide and learn how to view running apps and processes, the resource consumption of each process, which are hogging system resources and how to deal with apps that slow down your Windows computer or device:
T he Services tab has been present in the Task Manager in all modern Windows operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. With its help, you can view the complete list of system services, view which services are running and handle basic management tasks. You can even open up the main Services tool, if you need to handle more in depth tasks. Here’s how it all works, in all new versions of Windows:
Microsoft has improved the startup time a lot, in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. While you’ll certainly notice the snappy get-up-and-go time in the beginning, you’ll still find that, over time, performance will degrade. The main reason why a Windows device slows at startup is the lengthening of the list of startup applications and services. As you install more and more desktop apps, they sneak themselves or their agents onto the startup list. Windows is forced to load more and more before it can take input from you. To help you keep things manageable, Microsoft has added a new tab to the Task Manager. It allows you to monitor startup apps, their impact on the time it takes to load everything and keep them under control. Here’s how it works and how you can use it to improve the startup time of your Windows computers and devices:
The first time you open the Task Manager in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, you might be in for a surprise because there’s isn’t much to see in its window. Don’t panic, this is the compact view of the Task Manager , not the whole tool. Though there isn’t much going on in this view, it is still very useful for switching between open apps and desktop applications or for killing programs without having to switch to them. This works especially well on Windows computers and devices with touch. Read on and we’ll show the many things you can do from this simple user interface:
The App history tab in the Task Manager from Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 collects and reports usage statistics for the apps and programs running on your computer or device. For instance, you can check in regularly to see how much processor time or network usage an app has accrued over the past month. This may not be a glamourous feature, but it can come in handy, especially for those who use mobile devices like laptops, tablets or 2-in-1 devices. Identifying an application that uses lots of processing power can help you save battery life and slowing down a heavy downloader can keep you from going over your network usage caps. Here’s how it is done using the Task Manager :
Task Manager is a great tool that helps you manage the way programs, processes and services run. In Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, it has received many improvements, some of which are simply awesome. But, before you go into detail and learn how the Task Manager works, we would like to share with you all the ways in which you can launch this tool. There are more than you would think and some of them will probably surprise you.
The Task Manager app from Windows is a very important feature of this operating system, and nearly everyone has used it on their Windows devices and computers. We also think that the most frequent use of this tool is to close apps that no longer respond. Besides that, the Task Manager gives you a perspective of the resources available on your devices, how they are used, the performance of your Windows device and so on. If you get bored with the default Task Manager and you want to use an alternative that meets your needs in a better way, read this roundup and discover the best alternatives:
A lot has changed with the release of Windows 8. The new interface is stealing all of the buzz, but there is a lot more going on in this new operating system than fancy tiles and the new Start screen. Case in point, the new Task Manager. The basic tool included with every version of Windows since way back has gotten a facelift. It's got a bunch of new tabs that offer a ton of information that will appeal to everyone from a power user diagnosing system problems to a novice trying to find the Internet.
In previous articles, we introduced you to the Processes tab of the Windows 8 Task Manager. There you can get detailed information about how programs use system resources. That tab is new to Windows 8 and it is very useful, but old time users will remember that the Processes tab in Windows 7 had significantly more information to display. For those of you wondering where your detailed data points disappeared to, search no farther. We'd like to show you the new Details tab in the Windows 8 Task Manager - the place to go when you need a ton of info about the processes running on your computer or device.