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Windows 10 IT Pro Essentials Top 10 Tools by Ed Bott

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Chapter 5. Task Manager

The original Task Manager did exactly what its name suggested, and not much more. Job one for this venerable Windows tool is the occasionally necessary dirty work of closing a program that has stopped responding to normal input.

But Task Manager in Windows 10 does considerably more, providing a veritable Swiss Army knife of features and functions. Yes, you can check details about running tasks and end a process that’s stopped responding. But by expanding Task Manager to its full, multitabbed glory, you can see far more details about how your system’s resources are being used, including details for each individual process. Do you need to know why your laptop fan is running nonstop? Task Manager is a good place to start. ...

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