The Windows Task Manager has been renovated from top to bottom. I’m of the opinion that the improvements are worth a Review of them.
Well, it seems that Microsoft have made new thought to view the Taskmanager. There is a minimal view which shows only running Apps, this view is already enough for inexperienced users to handle and stop hang applications. Just as a hint for everyone : the handle with the Task Manager can lead to instability of the system, working always with caution.
Taskmanager with Standard View
For the Administrator opens the link “more details” a jazzed up Taskmanager
Taskmanager and all running Processes
The Performance View provides current detailed charts for components like CPU, Memory, Discs and Network. This Performance Charts delivers Information about the current State of the System
The CPU Performance
Depending on the number of CPU’s according Charts will displayed. In addition, informations are obtained about the System and it’s utilization. This makes it possible to assessment of whether the CPU is already running on the last groove or it is idled all the time.
The Memory Performance
This View provides Information about Memory usage. Is enough Memory available or need the system more to work properly.
The Disc Performance
Each available Disc has it’s own Chart and provides information about Disc IO’s. That helps to control whether the disc has enough resources. Of course only as a aspect of transfer. Whether the disc is full does not appear at this chart.
The Network Performance
This charts displays the current network traffic. If their is a lot of network traffic on the networkcard and no data should be transmitted (Note: a little background noise in current Windows Versions is always the case), you should even check your System for viruses. Or analyze the traffice more accurately with an network scanner.
This Tab delivers the ability to see which application runs since the system has started and how many CPU Time, Memory and Network traffic it generates.
App History in Taskmanager
This function was apparently assumed from the old MSConfig Tool, which is sill available in Windows 8.
Startup lets you control which applications will be loaded on system start. This applications can disabled or enabled for the next and further starts.
Provided that sufficient knowledge about the system are present, it is possible to get some Performance improvements.
provides Applications and Service which will be loaded on system start
This Tab arrange all running apps according to users. This is again a minimal view per user and their performance need.
closed view of users
Which delivers a detailed view for each user, after the user was selected. Using the context menu on users you are able to disconnect them or to switch into user management.
lists users and their running processes
This view is familiar from the old Process Monitor to view the currently running processes and their ressource needs.
delivers a current detail view of all running processes
The Service View delivers information about all services and their state available on the system. Is the service running, or is it stopped ? You can start or stopp services in this view. The Button on right buttom of taskmanager will direct you to service management console.
informations of running or stopped services
All in all, the new Task Manager is a successful business.