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Windows Task Manager is one of the most widely used applications in the Windows operating system. It has a long history, since it appeared in early versions of Windows as a simple utility to close and switch between programs.
In Windows 3, the task manager was just a utility to close and switch between programs, and over the years, some features and functions have been added to make it what it is today in Windows 7. With Windows 7 Task Manager, you can now close applications to find detailed data about your processes, start or stop services, monitor your network adapter, or even perform basic system administrator tasks for currently logged in users.
See how Task Manager evolved from Windows 3 to Windows 10.
Windows 8/10 goes further and adds much more. Windows 8/10 Task Manager will add many new features and even make changes to the user interface.
The new Windows 8 task manager now looks much cleaner and more focused and does not overwhelm the user with too much detail.
However, if he needs more details, he can click on the button Additional details at any time.
If a certain process now consumes above average resources, the column header turns red/orange to attract your attention. It’s the heat map.
Watch the video to learn more about the new Windows 8 task manager. Learn how to use Windows 10 Task Manager as an IT professional!
Additional reading : MSDN.