1 September 2014
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Quite often, you get puzzled with a slow Windows PC. You might haven not opened too many programs, but still you have noted the crawling speed. You are assured that the system bears enough memory and processing caliber, but are in a dilemma as what happened to those or what else are they doing other than computing task. This is where you need to take help of Windows Task Manager. Apart from monitoring your computer’s performance, it can help you terminate or fix a program or service that is not responding well or at all. Using a network? Task Manager can tell you how your system is connected to different users or devices. See what other users are working on. Find where the network obstructions are.

If you have been using a Windows PC or tablet for a considerable time, accessibility of it won’t be a problem. Right-click the “Task-bar” and select “Start Task Manager” from the menu. Or press “Ctrl, Shift and Esc” buttons together to bring it out.

However, at times, you may face problems while accessing the Task Manager tool. If your system is part of a network, check whether your system administrator has enabled it for you. If you encountered the problem on your standalone PC or system, a virus could be the cause. Computer viruses often disable the Task Manager. Check the status of your antivirus software, update it, and use it to scan and remove suspected viruses from your system.

Now, enable Task Manager in a step-by-step manner as discussed below:

    1. Open “Start Menu”.

a)     Windows XP users click on Run.

b)    Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista users, go to Search.

  1. Type “gpedit.msc” and press “Enter”. Group Policy Editor Window will show up.
  2. In the left hand-side navigational pane, go to: User Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>Ctrl+Alt+Del Options.
  3. In the work area, double click on “Remove Task Manager” and set its value to Disabled or Not Configured.
  4. Restart your system or log-off and log-in to let the changes come into effect.

Now the master tool is in your hand. Use it to solve simple to complex PC problems on your own. For any computer support need, feel free to contact us over the phone number displayed at the top of our website.

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