Getting the Most from the Task Manager in Windows 8
The Windows Task Manager is a powerful tool for many things, but usually only uses it to many close applications “hanging” or behave erratically, there are many more resources to squeeze out of this element of the system .
The Task Manager acts as manager processes, services and applications, and system monitor. It also allows you to set priorities, manage applications that start with Windows, and reboot or forcibly stop unresponsive programs.
It was first introduced with Windows NT 4.0, and its latest version Windows 8 includes more features than its predecessor and improvements in Windows 7, but when you run it for the first time seemed anything but.There are several things we can do with the Windows Task Manager that can help improve a bit the performance of your computer , solve problems, identify resource-intensive applications, processes prioritize some over others, etc.. In Bitelia we will teach you how to take advantage of this tool.
Start Task Manager
To start the Task Manager have a couple of options, you can press the combination of keys legendary within Windows: Ctrl + Alt + Del and then select the option from the list that appears. If you’ve already upgraded toWindows 8.1 , you can simply right click on the start button and select Task Manager from the menu.
By default the Task Manager in Windows 8 starts in a small way, which only displays the active applications, and can choose either kill the process by clicking the End Task button. Since this is the most common use that give the users, Microsoft tool “stunned” the main window to make it look like this, but this does not mean that all other functions are gone.
Pressing the “More Details” Task Manager opens completely.
Finalize and prioritize processes
On the first tab: Processes , we can see active applications and their use in percentages of CPU, memory, disk, and network. Clicking on any can directly complete the task, and expand the list of sub processes that are running.
If you right click several options are displayed by clicking Go to details tab penultimate jump to where the file name is displayed. exe file, right-click on this option shows Prioritize and Set Affinity . The first allows you to raise or lower the priority of a process, this only really going to want to do if you notice on the screen that a program is consuming too many resources while running in the background and you are not even using, can lower its priority make your computer run better, gives you control over how to manage the resources of your computer if Windows does not work as you wanted .
The option to set affinity allows you to choose which cores your processor should handle a particular process. This is already a feature of much less commonly used, but it is worth knowing that there.
Options monitoring system Task Manager may find helpful in many cases. For example, if you notice that your CPU usage is always red, reaching 99% most of the time, you can check which are the most demanding applications your team and stop them, change you to a lighter alternative, or make-up upgradeyour machine with a more powerful.
Same with memory, monitor your system can tell when it’s time to install more RAM. From the manager performance tab you can see various statistics of your system, and if you click on the option to monitor resources get a detail view of processes and applications that use exactly your CPU, network, memory and disk.
A new feature that was added Task Manager in Windows 8 is what allows us to enable and disable applications which start with the system. In previous versions of Windows we could do this by running the command msconfig , now included directly in a tab manager.
It shows you a list of applications, its publisher, the current status and the impact caused when you start.From there you can disable all you want, the less processes third start with Windows, will boot faster.
Reset Windows Explorer
One of the processes that tend to consume more CPU resources and memory is the browser, not only that, it also tends to hang a lot. Microsoft apparently realized this, and instead of improving browser performance, we were given an option to easily restart it from Task Manager.
Just search in your Windows Explorer application list in the Processes tab of Task Manager, right click on it and then click Restart.