Windows® 98 Task Manager
Information on Windows® 98 Task Manager
Task Manager is utility software in Windows® that displays the processes or tasks that are being run on the machine. However, Windows® 98 does not provide this facility. The Task Manager is available in Windows® XP and the higher versions.
Below is the detail information on Windows® 98 Task Manager:
- What is Task Manager?
- Roles and functionalities of Task Manager
- Benefits of Task Manager
What is Task Manager?
Windows® 98 comes with Program Manager that can be accessed by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys that allows the user to close applications only. It does not let you view the list of applications running on the machine. But in Windows® 98 there is a program called tasks (C:windowstaskman.exe) which provides you the list of processes that are being run. Also many Task Manager Utility Software are available on the Internet and can easily be downloaded into your computer.
Roles and functionalities of Task Manager
The Task Manager displays three tabs in the main display window; the ‘Applications’ tab, the ‘Processes’ tab and the ‘Performance’ tab. The ‘Applications’ tab display the list of programs that are currently running in the computer at that time. You can end a task, switch to another task or even provide a new task from here. The ‘Processes’ tab gives you the list of all the processes currently running on the computer. It also displays the memory and processor usage information of each process. It also lets you close the processes that you don’t need any more, because unnecessary processes may slow down the performance of your computer. Finally, the ‘Performance’ tab provides you with a graphical presentation of the amount of processor that is being used presently.
Task Manager in Windows® 98 can also help you to speed up your computer when its running slow. It can be determined from the graphs in the ‘Performance’ tab. If the CPU usage runs above 80% or if the memory usage runs higher than the total physical memory, then you might have to close or end some of the processes or applications. The ‘Processes’ tab also helps you to identify the processes that are consumes a greater part of the memory and CPU usage. It also features a program to end the respective processes right from there. The sub processes started by any of the process can also be closed all at a time by clicking the ‘End Process Tree’ tab which appears on a right click on the name of the respective process. You might detect or eliminate a new virus even before an antivirus update is available to you.