Use a Windows 8-Like Task Manager in Windows 7, Vista, and XP

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Published on Wed, 21 Nov 2012 19:00:44 GMT Indexed on 2012/11/21 23:02 UTC
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One of the new features in Windows 8 is the improved Task Manager, which provides access to more information and settings. If you don’t want to upgrade, there is a way you can use a simple Windows 8-like Task Manager in Windows 7, Vista, or XP.

The Windows 8 Metro Task Manager does not need to be installed. Simply download the .zip file (see the download link at the end of this article), extract the files, and double-click the Windows 8 Task Manager.exe file.


A window displays a list of tasks currently running with the status of each task listed. To end a task, select the task in the list and click End Task.

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