Open Task Manager in Windows – 9 Different Tricks

Open Windows Task Manager

Windows Task Manager is one of the best feature in Microsoft Windows. Therefore, here we come with nine (9) different ways to open Task Manager in Windows. Follow the methods given below.

By using this, you may troubleshoot several problems in your windows PC. It includes current processing software’s, computer performance, app history, windows startup settings, services, etc.

Windows task manager is an amazing tool to diagnose and resolve certain issues like computer freezing issues. Most of technical people use windows task manager to resolve so many problems.

Even it will work on startup with certain commands, if your computer has startup problem or somehow windows does not start properly.

However, for a normal computer user, it is very hard to get Windows task manger in such cases, I would say, several users don’t know how to find Windows Task Manager?

9 Different Ways to Launch Task Manager in Windows

Method 1: By Using Hotkeys, Ctrl + Alt + Delete

It does not matter that you are using a Laptop or Desktop.

If you want to bring up Windows task manager, just use the key combination of Ctrl + Alt + Delete and you will get a screen to choose options, select Task Manager from the listed options.

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Method 2: By Using Hotkeys, Ctrl + Shift + Esc

This is the fastest way to open Windows Task Manager in any version of windows. Most of the techies use this method. Use Ctrl + Shift + Esc and see Task Manager on your screen.

Method 3: By Using Taskbar

This is another cool & easy trick to open Windows Task Manager. By just doing right-click on empty space on your Taskbar, you will see the options, just select Task Manager.

Method 4: By Using Power User Menu

On Windows 10, to open power user menu, press Win + X and you will see the power user menu options. Click on Task Manager to open.

Method 5: By Using Search Bar

To find search box; just click on “Start Menu”, once it appears just type “task manager”. It will automatically go to the search bar. Once you see the result on the top, just select “Task Manager”.

Method 6: By Using Run Dialog Box

To open “Run” dialog box, press Win + R from your keyboard. Once it appears, type “taskmgr” command and then click OK button to open.

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Method 7: By Using Command Prompt

In case you are diagnosing or troubleshooting, your PC and you are in command prompt windows and want to open Windows Task Manager.

Simply type taskmgr on command prompt and hit Enter button to launch Task Manager.

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Method 8: By Using System32 folder
  • Press Win + R from your keyboard to open Run dialog box. Now type C:\Windows\System32 and click on OK button to open.
  • It will take you to the file explorer. Just scroll down, locate Taskmgr, and double click on it, to open Windows task task manager in windows
Method 9: By Using File Explorer

Open This PC (Windows explorer) from your desktop screen. For Windows 10, if you do not see This PC icon on your screen, Click Here. Alternatively, press Win + E to open File Explorer.

Type the command taskmgr in its address bar and then press the Enter key.

Note: Except Method 4, all above methods will work on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 as well to open task manager.

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2 thoughts on “Open Task Manager in Windows – 9 Different Tricks

  1. Did you use Windows 10 for taking screenshots in method 1? I don’t see the screen like this as provided in method 1. My I have similar option. But why my screen is different? Any idea?

    1. The post you commented is to open Windows Task Manager with different methods. If you would like to take screenshots then, uses following keys: For Desktop: Print screen or Win + Print screen. For Laptop: Print screen/Prt sc or Win + prt scr.

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