Windows Task Manager, as you probably know, allows you to view all the active applications and processes currently running on your computer. This is a very handy tool when troubleshooting or just getting an overall view of your computer.
One tool I have found better than Task Manager is Process Explorer. This free tool allows you a much more detailed view of what is going on with your system. Additionally, it has all the functionality of Task Manager, including the ability to “kill” tasks.
One of really great features of Process Explorer is the ability to replace Task Manager (Options > Replace Task Manager). When you select this option, any way which you normally would invoke Task Manager (except by explicitly running it) will bring up Process Explorer instead. This is really something that once you do, you don’t want to go back.
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