Did you ever want to know how to open task manager in Windows 7? What if I tell you that you can access Task Manager in Windows 7 via different means. There are multiple shortcuts, methods with which one can do the same.
Before proceeding forward, let me make the first brief you about the things which you can do with the task manager (Though we have added a detailed section at the end of this article). You can monitor the system usage resources along with the network activities.
So, let’s get started with this:
How to open task manager in Windows 7?
Method 1: Using keyboard shortcuts.
There are a plethora of keyboard shortcuts with which one can open the task manager in Windows 7. In this particular method, we will be telling you about the same. So, let’s dive deep into this:
The very first keyboard shortcut goes as:
You need to press Ctrl, Alt and Del keys simultaneously. This will open a window for you as shown.
Now, all that you require doing is to click on the “Start task manager” option. It is usually positioned at the bottom of the list of options.
After doing this, the task manager window will open for you. Now, you can perform the desired operations which you want.
Now, one more direct keyboard method goes the following way:
In this keyboard shortcut, you will have to press Ctrl, Shift, and Esc simultaneously. This keyboard shortcut works as a task manager shortcut. In fact, this will directly open the task manager for you.
Method 2: Using Taskbar.
In this method, we will make use of the Windows 7 taskbar. Well, this method is also a piece of cake and is accompanied by a not so daunting task. Just a few clicks and you are done. Enough of the talkings done so let’s get back to the serious work.
In this very method, you have to click on the empty space on the taskbar.
Clicking on the taskbar will open a menu or dialog box for you from which you need to select “Start Task Manager”.
Method 3: Using Run.
This method requires the use of the Run command. So, first of all, you will have to open the run dialog box in Windows 7.
For this, you can consider the shortcut Win + R. This will open the Run dialog box for you.
Now, at the appropriate text field, you are required to type “taskmgr” without quotes. Once you have entered this then you now need to hit enter or click on “OK”. This will open the task manager for you via the run dialog box.
Method 4: Using command prompt.
Yeah, you read it right. You can use command prompt to open task manager in Windows 7 and you know what, you need not be a command prompt ninja in order to do this. It is an easy piece of cake. Let me show you how it can be done in easy steps.
So, let’s get started with yet another method of accessing task manager in Windows 7 through Task manager command.
Step #1: In this very first step of this method, you will have to open the command prompt. In order to do so, you can consider typing cmd at the start section or cmd at the run section.
You can follow either route. Just make sure that you have your command prompt open by the end of this step.
If yes, then you can now proceed to the next step.
Step #2: Now, in this second step which is also the final step, you are required to type “taskmgr” without quotes at the command prompt terminal. Once you are done with this then you now have to hit enter.
This will open the task manager for you.
So, these were few ways with which one can access Windows 7, task manager.
[Additional Information]: What you can do with Windows 7 task manager?
1) You can view applications that are currently open on your system. The task manager also gives you the privilege of closing an application straight from the application tab. This comes handy when an application freezes and you want to close it anyway.
For this, you will have to open the task manager and head towards the very first tab named “Application”.
2) You can view the applications which are taking your resources. In fact, you can view the consumption of resources by each application that is currently open.
Once you are aware of the Ram and memory consumption then you can easily speed up your system by doing the apt thing with those applications.
For this, you will have to navigate to the processes section. It is the section where you will get to see the processes which are actually taking up your system resources.
You can also end any of the processes by selecting and then clicking on the “End process”. You can sort the results in the order of their memory usage. For this, you need to click on the “Memory(..” tab and this will sort the results for you.
3) In order to check the total CPU and RAM usage, you will have to see the performance tab. At the bottom of the window, you must be seeing an option named “Resource Monitor”. You can make use of this for monitoring all of the resources.
4) You can also check the per-process network activity. For this, you will have to navigate to the networking tab and the window will show you the network activity as shown.
This marks the end of this article on “How to Open Task Manager in Windows 7?” We hope that following the mentioned ways you can easily access task manager in Windows 7.
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