Using Windows® 7 Task Manager
Get to know more about Windows 7 task manager
Windows 7 comes with many advanced features such as Windows Defender (security application), Windows Gadgets (for quick access to applications), Windows Search, Windows Aero (part of Enhanced Graphical User Interface), etc. Windows 7 is also more stable and secure than previous versions of Windows based operating systems because of which users can be certain that problems will not come up with the use of this OS. Like all previous versions of Windows based operating systems, even Windows 7 comes with a task manager. The task manger tool provides users with information regarding the processes and the programs that are running on the system at any particular time. The taskbar in Windows 7 has been modified and is quite different from earlier versions of Windows operating systems. The task manager option in Windows 7 can be started by using the keyboard combination of 'CTRL+SHFT+ESC'. The task manager in Windows 7 is designed in such a way that even if the system has frozen or is running on very little memory, it would open up so that users can do their required tasks.
The following gives users more information regarding role of Windows 7 task manager:
- Prevent Data Loss
- Monitor System Performance
- View Active Processes
Prevent Data Loss
Windows 7 users might face issues such as application freezing when using the operating system. Non- responsive applications would not allow users to save any of the work which was done on applications that were running simultaneously with the application that caused the problem. In such cases, Windows 7 users can start the task manager and terminate the active application causing the problem and still salvage data.
Monitor System Performance
With the Windows 7 task manager, users would be able to monitor and analyze the performance of the system. The performance tab on the task manager shows details of CPU usage along with the physical memory available on the system. Windows 7 users can make use of this information to increase/ decrease the page file size and take steps to optimize the performance of the system.
Task manager in Windows 7 allows users to view all of the active processes on the system. If your Windows 7 system got infected with a malware, then the malware would be running in the background and users would be able to find out the process related to the malware so that it can be terminated and the malware removed.