How to Open Windows Task Manager?
Windows Task Manager is one of the best features of Microsoft Windows. Therefore, here we come with nine (9) different ways to open Task Manager in Windows.
Follow the methods given below.
Using the task manager, you may troubleshoot several problems on your windows PC. This 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 technical people use Windows task manager to resolve so many problems.
This will even work on startups with certain commands if your computer has a 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?
It does not matter if you are using a Laptop or Desktop, the following commands will work:
Note: Other than Method 4 on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, all of the below methods will work on Windows 7 and later on Windows versions including Windows 11 as well.
9 Different Ways to Launch Task Manager in Windows
Method 1: By Using Hotkeys, Ctrl + Alt + Delete
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.
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 and easy trick to open Windows Task Manager.
By doing just a right-click on the empty space on your Taskbar, you will see the option, just select Task Manager.
Method 4: By Using Power User Menu
On Windows 10, to open the 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 the search box, just click on the Windows Start Menu, and once it appears, just type task manager.
It will automatically go to the search bar. Once you see the results at the top, just select Task Manager.
Method 6: By Using Run Dialog Box
To open the Run dialog box, press Win + R from your keyboard.
Once it appears, type taskmgr command and then click the OK button to open it.
Method 7: By Using Command Prompt
If 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 the command prompt and hit the Enter button to launch Task Manager.
Method 8: By Using System32 folder
- Press Win + R from your keyboard to open the Run dialog box. Now type C:\Windows\System32 and click on the OK button to open.
- It will take you to the file explorer. Just scroll down a bit and locate Taskmgr and double click on it to open Windows task manager.
Method 9: By Using File Explorer
Open This PC shortcut icon (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.
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2 thoughts on “9 Different Tricks to Open Task Manager in Windows 7 and Later Versions”
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?
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.