How do you enable Task Manager in Windows 10?
Enable Task Manager from Registry in Windows 10, Windows 8, 7, or XP
- Click on Start.
- Type regedit and press Enter.
- Through the left hand navigation pane, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoft Windows Current VersionPoliciesSystem.
- In the work area, locate "DisableTaskMgr".
Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] to bring up the Windows Security screen, which provides users with five options including Windows Task Manager. Just click Start Task Manager. Right-click the taskbar and you'll see the context menu. Then, just choose the Start Task Manager command.
- The Task Manager is an advanced tool that comes with Windows 10, and it provides a number of tabs that allow you to monitor the applications, processes and services running on your computer.
- Windows Task Manager enables you to monitor the applications, processes, and services currently running on your PC. You can use Task Manager to start and stop programs and to stop processes, but in addition Task Manager will show you informative statistics about your computer's performance and about your network.
- Press and hold or right-click any empty space on the taskbar, tap or click Settings , and then turn on Use Peek to preview the desktop when you move your mouse to the Show desktop button at the end of the taskbar.
Seven Ways to Open the Windows Task Manager
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete. You're probably familiar with the three-finger salute—Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
- Press Windows+X to Access the Power User Menu.
- Right-Click the Taskbar.
- Run “taskmgr” from the Run Box or Start Menu.
- Browse to taskmgr.exe in File Explorer.
- Create a Shortcut to Task Manager.
- To start Task Manager, take any of the following actions:
- Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and then click Task Manager.
- Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.
- Right-click an empty area of the taskbar, and then click Task Manager.
- Type gpedit.msc and press Enter. Group Policy Editor Window will show up. From the navigational pane at the left hand side, go to: User Configuration>Administrative Templates>System>Ctrl+Alt+Del Options. In the work area, double click on "Remove Task Manager" and set its value to Disabled or Not Configured.
- Press Windows+R to open the Run dialog, enter control panel in the empty box and click OK. Way 6: Open the app by Command Prompt. Step 1: Tap the Start button to open the Start Menu, input cmd in the search box and click Command Prompt to open it. Step 2: Type control panel in the Command Prompt window and press Enter.
Updated: 2nd October 2019