The Task Manager provides detailed information about computer performance and running applications, processes and CPU usage, commit charge and memory information, network activity and statistics, logged-in users, and system services.
You can use the Task Manager to end a process.
To open the Task Manager, do one of the following:
- right-click the taskbar and then click Task Manager
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- on the keyboard, press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
The Task Manager opens with the Processes tab.
With the window displayed, select a process you want to end and click the End Process button.
Note: Be careful when ending a process. If you close a program, you lose unsaved data. If you end a system service, some part of the system might not function properly.
If you want to end a process and all processes which are created by it, on the Processes tab, right-click the process you want to end, and then click End Process Tree.