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Quickly find what DDR memory type you have in Windows 10

Quickly find what DDR memory type you have in Windows 10

Sometimes you need to find out what memory type you have installed in your PC. For example, when you need to upgrade the RAM in your laptop or desktop, you need to know more about it so you can buy and install a matching module. It is not a problem when you have some special software installed or when you can open your PC case. Now there is an easier option available in Windows 10.

All ways to open task manager in Windows 10

All ways to open task manager in Windows 10

The Task Manager app which comes with Windows 10 is a special tool to maintain running processes including user apps, system apps and Windows services. It is able to control which apps start during the startup and even analyze performance of the whole OS. In this article, we will see how to start Task Manager in Windows 10.

Get classic old Task Manager in Windows 10

Get classic old Task Manager in Windows 10

Many users are not happy with the new "modern" task manager which was introduced in Windows 8. Windows 10 comes with the same Task Manager app. Although some of its functions are not bad, like the performance graph, one might not really need them. The old Task Manager is faster, bug-free and provides a more reliable workflow of task management for me. It is familiar and the new one does not even remember the last active tab. So I am definitely one of those who want the good old, more usable Task Manager back in Windows 10. Here is how you can get it back without replacing any system files or modifying permissions.

How to see services related to a process in Windows 10

How to see services related to a process in Windows 10

When your Windows PC starts, many programs open at startup. Some long-running processes, which mostly do system functions are called Services. Service processes usually have no user interface and don't interact with the user. The most famous service process, is svchost.exe which always has multiple instances running and is responsible for many Windows services, e.g. Windows Update or Action Center notifications. You can easily check which services are running from its process. Follow these simple instructions to learn how.

Turn Task Manager into a widget with the Summary View feature

Turn Task Manager into a widget with the Summary View feature

The Task Manager app in Windows 8 comes with a feature called "Summary View", which allows you to modify the appearance of the app completely. When Summary View is enabled, the Task Manager looks like a desktop gadget. It shows CPU, Memory, Disk, and Ethernet meters in one compact window. Let's see how to activate this mode.

How to end a process quickly with Task Manager in Windows 8

How to end a process quickly with Task Manager in Windows 8

In Windows 8, the Task Manager received an overhaul and saw the addition of several useful features. It can manage startup apps now and calculate their impact on startup performance. You can also see app history and copy process details quickly with it. In the "More details" mode, Task Manager has two tabs, Processes and Details, to control running apps. Today, I would like to share with you a very simple trick to kill a running app quickly.

How to see services related to a process in Windows 8

How to see services related to a process in Windows 8

When your Windows PC starts, many programs open at startup. Some long-running processes, which mostly do system functions are called Services. Service processes usually have no user interface and don't interact with the user. The most famous service process, is svchost.exe which always has multiple instances running and is responsible for many Windows services, e.g. Windows Update or Action Center notifications. You can easily check which services are running from its process. Follow these simple instructions to learn how.

FIX: Modern apps do not show in the App history tab of Task Manager in Windows 8

FIX: Modern apps do not show in the App history tab of Task Manager in Windows 8

The App history tab, which is part of the new Task Manager in Windows 8, is designed to show statistics for Modern apps that you use. It shows the CPU time of apps (which apps keep the CPU busy for the most amount of time), the amount of data each app has downloaded or uploaded, or consumed for showing live tiles, including the data consumption over a metered network and a non-metered one. However, sometimes the App history stops working and you may not figure out why. If you are not able to see your app usage history in the Windows 8 Task Manager, then you can try the fix described below.