How to Access the Task Manager in Windows 10

How to Access the Task Manager in Windows 10


In this tutorial, we will go through Task Manager in Windows 10

What is Task Manager?

Task Manager is a built-in management tool in Windows 10, it is part of system programs, can’t be installed. It helps the user to control and monitor behavior and performance of their computer.

It provides you with a general overview of the performance of your computer, it shows you processes, performance, App history, startup, users, details services. We will go through each option in detail.

An example of the well-known problem we all face; have you ever opened a program, and while running it becomes freeze? Well, in this case, you can’t close the program by the normal way. Instead, you will use Task Manager to kill the process of this program.

There are multiple ways to open Task Manager in Windows 10

By using Keyboard shortcuts:

CTRL+ALT+ DEL and then choose Task Manager


Win+ X to open Power Users menu and then select Task Manager

Using normal mouse navigation

Right click on the taskbar and choose Task Manager

Using Cortana search

Start menu, then start typing “task manager” and from the search result select Task Manager


When you open task manager for the first time, you will get this screen; we will go through Processes tab

Processes Tab:

You will see a table like a screen, containing the name of each running process and its consumption from CPU,memory, Disk & Network.

As an example, we have a process named Task manager, have 0.4% utilization of CPU, 9.7MB of memory (RAM), 0 MB of Disk, 0 Mbps of Network.

You can end this task, as illustrated in the photo, first choose process you want to terminate then choose end task.


For fewer details click on “Fewer Details” button


Next tab we will discuss Performance


As we see in photo performance is divided into multiple categories.

1- CPU: it shows info about your CPU, like its model, Utilization, speed, the number of running processes, uptime, threads and number of cores.

2- Memory: show info about your RAMs, like the total size and utilized percentage and free percentage.

3- Disk: show info about the Hard disk, like free and utilized space.

4- Ethernet: show info about utilized percentage of your internet connected through wired network.

5- Wi-Fi: show info about utilized percentage of your internet connected through wired network.