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Task Manager: Every Process at Your Fingertips

Processes have an important function in Windows. Many processes are activated during the Windows boot process, and when you launch applications, many additional processes are also started. If your computer freezes up when running a particular application, you will be asked how to proceed by a Windows error message. When this happens, it’s worth taking a look in the Task Manager. There you will see a list of all the processes which Windows uses to manage the services and programs running on your PC. In this article, I’ll show you which processes Windows needs and how you can control them with the help of the Task Manager.

Category: Issues
Issue: 2014 Issue 8 August/September
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Article Reference: T050