Role of task manger in Windows® 7
What is the purpose and significance of task manger in Windows 7? How it helps to track individual processes in Windows 7?
The task manager in Windows 7 is a program which is used to provide information about the programs and processes running on your PC. The task manger would also provide you the information about the general status of your computer. By pressing the Ctrl, Alt and delete button you could access the task manager. The task manager in Windows 7 would also display all the services which are currently running in your PC and it would also give you the information about the services such as Process ID and their group. You could make use of the task manger to monitor your computer performance and also to close a program that is not responding. Then, if you are connected to a network then using the task manger you could view the network status and see whether your network is functioning well. If you track your individual process by using the task manager, then it would provide you the details about the resources of your computer.
The following are the roles of task manager in Windows 7:
- Helps you know what program is running
- Verifies your applications
- Checks your processes
Helps you know what program is running
To find out what is running in your system, you can use the icons in your task bar and system tray. The programs may not have icons, but they would often run at startup or they are sometimes spawned by other programs. But with the help the task manager you would be able to know the status of your computer. In order to run the task manger you have to press the CTRL, ALT, and DELETE key all at the same time. A window would appear which has a link for activating the task manager.
Verifies your applications
Once when the Windows 7 Task Manager is running you could see the list of applications that are running in your PC by clicking on the Applications tab. You could then browse through the list and close the programs that you are not using. For that you would have to right click on the application name and then from the context menu select End Task. The applications tab in Windows 7 Task Manager is one of the best ways to verify the applications in your PC.
With the help of the process tab in Windows 7 task manger you would be able to see all the processes that are running in your computer’s memory. So, even if you are new to computing you don't have to spend much time learning how to use the task manager. Sometimes when the program in your PC crashes then it would take up plenty of your system’s CPU power. So, by using the End process in the Windows 7 Task Manager you could end those programs which would take most of your system’s CPU power. Ending processes in Task Manager does not uninstall them, but it only ends them for your current session.
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