Windows 8 task managers running process

If, you are finding a tool should be best to hold the overall PC’s performance. The Windows Task Manager is a great one.

Task Manager is a task management and monitoring tool, shows the current status of programs, processes, and services run on Windows operating system. It comes in use to monitor the performance of the applications/services run on the system and to stop the applications/services that troubles the system performance.

Over the internet, Task Manager can display the network status; means; how the network is functioning with other devices and users. Also, displays how many users are connected to the system, how they are connected, and who all are connected.

Task Manager with Windows 8, has come up with many new and improved features. So, to avail those features, first we need to know, how to launch the Task Manager using different-different techniques,

Use the key combination (Ctrl + Shift + Esc) from the keyboard

A very easy and simple way, just you need to press the keys (Ctrl + Shift + Escape) from the keyboard simultaneously.

Use the key combination (Ctrl + Alt + Del) from the keyboard

This is a well-known way to open the Task Manager, just you need to press the keys (Ctrl + Alt + Del) together from the keyboard, will take you to the lock screen with the option “ Start Task Manger” and other options. Click on the “Start Task Manager” option will unlock the screen and display the Task Manager on Window explorer.

 Use the key combination (Win + X) from the keyboard

Window 8 includes “WinX” menu option to access the Task Manager, just you need to press the keys (Win +X) together from the keyboard to bring up the “Power Task Menu”. The “Power Task Menu” includes the option Task Manager use it to open Task Manager.

Use the search feature from the Start Screen

In Windows 8, open the start screen and find out the search feature, click on it and open the search window, type the word “Task” or “Task manager” will search for desired result.

Run Taskmgr.exe file

To run the Taskmgr.exe file, go to the “C:\Windows\System32” folder, open it and scroll down to get Taskmgr.exe file. Click on the Taskmgr.exe file to launch the Task Manager.

Open the Task Manager from the task bar context menu

In Windows 8 PC, go to the desktop and right click on the task bar to select “Task Manager” from the context menu


Task Manager, a very popular and powerful tool, used to manage the programs, process and services run no the system. Open it on Windows 8 machine by using all above techniques and see how your system is performing.

Samual Sam
Samual Sam

Learning faster. Every day.

Updated on: 07-Jul-2020


Kickstart Your Career

Get certified by completing the course

Get Started