Have you ever wanted to know how much of your processor's power is being used at a particular time? Or maybe how much free RAM was left for your favorite game to use? How about how much your video card is used? All these are essential system resources without which apps and games cannot run well. If you want to see statistics as well as real-time information about system resources on your Windows device, you should consider using the Task Manager. Here's how to learn how much your hardware resources are utilized in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1:
The Task Manager has always been one of the most useful tools in Windows, but it has also been one of the most boring ones. Fortunately, that was a thing of the past, as the new Task Manager from Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 went through a major overhaul. Now it looks better, it received new features and it is more useful than ever before. If you want to know what's new and why you should use it more often, read this article and find out:
The Processes tab found in the Task Manager from both Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, gives users detailed information about how programs use system resources. There's no question that this tab is useful, but it's not exactly generous with the details it shows. If you want to delve into a sea of information with details on each process running on your Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 computer or device, you need to head to the Task Manager's Details tab. Here's what you'll find in it and what you can do with it:
Some of our readers asked us to recommend the best programs for managing the Windows startup. We listened to their request, and we did some thorough testing on the subject. Now we are ready to share our recommendations for the best startup managers we have found on the internet. If you have asked yourself: "Which startup manager should I use?", don't hesitate to read this analysis. By the end of it, you'll know which fits you best:
Having multiple user accounts logged in on your Windows 10 computer can make swapping between them faster, but it can also waste system resources as your computer is forced to maintain two separate environments in memory. If you want the chance to weigh the benefits of this action against the costs, the Task Manager can help. Check out the Users tab to view which user accounts are logged in and see how much of your resources are being used to maintain them. You can also use this tool to close the apps opened by another user or even log them out. Let's see how it works.
Many users do not monitor their network usage because, in many cases, internet service providers offer unlimited data plans. Because of that, the majority of the users don't really know anything about the amount of data traveling in and out of their Windows computers and devices. However, there are also users who don't rely on unlimited data plans, and instead have metered internet connections, like mobile network connections offered by telecom providers.
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.
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:
NOTE: The information shared in this tutorial applies to Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. For simplicity, we will use screenshots taken in Windows 10.
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.
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: