How to use Process Explorer, MS's free, supercharged Task Manager


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    How to use Process Explorer, MS's free, supercharged Task Manager


    This powerful utility makes the built-in Task Manager obsolete.
    If youíve been using Windows for a while, thereís a good chance youíve had to use the built-in Task Manager at some point or another. Whether itís to kill a frozen process, track down some nasty malware, or figure out whatís eating up all that memory, the Task Manager is an invaluable tool for any intermediate or advanced user. But for enthusiasts that want extra control, more information, and a host of extra features, thereís a more powerful alternative available: Microsoftís free Process Explorer tool.

    Process Explorer isnít just a supercharged version of Task Manager with more insight and control over your systemís processes. It also includes the ability to sniff out viruses and identify when programs are clinging to software you want to delete.
    How to use Process Explorer, Microsoft's free, supercharged Task Manager alternative | PCWorld
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    I would not agree that it makes TaskManager obsolete. TM, particularly the performance tabs, is a concise summary of your system resources. Process Explorer is much more verbose, which isn't always what you want or need.

    They really are designed for different purposes.
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    Mystere said:
    I would not agree that it makes TaskManager obsolete. TM, particularly the performance tabs, is a concise summary of your system resources. Process Explorer is much more verbose, which isn't always what you want or need.

    They really are designed for different purposes.
    i also concur with your statement, i would not replace the built in "Task Manager" with "Process Explorer" but i would use either when needed, "Task Manager" for the concise summary of your system resources and "Process Explorer" for the concise summary on a running process.
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