Copy Performance Details in Task Manager in Windows 10

How to Copy Performance Details in Windows 10 Task Manager

A lesser known feature of Windows 10 Task Manager is the ability to copy performance details, such as CPU, Memory, Ethernet, etc, and paste them as text information. It can be useful when you need to quickly save them to a text file, or send via a messenger.


Windows 8 and Windows 10 have a new Task Manager app. It looks completely different compared to Windows 7's Task Manager and has different features.

Task Manager in Windows 10 comes with neat features. It can analyze the performance of various hardware components and also shows you all the processes running in your user session, grouped by app or process type.

Windows 10's Task Manager includes a performance graph and startup impact calculation. It is able to control which apps launch during startup. There is a special tab "Startup" which is designed to manage startup apps.
Task Manager Default Columns

Tip: You can save your time by creating a special shortcut to open the Task Manager directly on the Startup tab.

Also, it is possible to make Task Manager show the command line of apps on the Processes, Details and Startup tabs. When enabled, it will allow you to quickly see which folder an app is launched from, and what its command line arguments are. For reference, see the article

Show Command Line in Windows 10 Task Manager

In addition to these great features, Task Manager is able to show DPI awareness for processes.

Starting in Windows 10 build 18963, you can use the Task Manager app to monitor the  temperature of the discrete graphic adapter on PCs and Laptops.

To Copy Performance Details in Task Manager in Windows 10,

  1. Open Task Manager. If it looks as follows, switch it to the full view using the "More details" link in the bottom right corner.Task Manager Windows 10 Show More Details
  2. Click on the Performance tab.Task Manager Performance Tab
  3. On the left, click on the vertical tab you want to copy information from.
  4. Right-click on the information area, or on the tab name, and select Copy from the context menu.Windows 10 Task Manager Copy Ethernet
  5. Now, paste to Notepad. You will get the following.Windows 10 Task Manager Paste Ethernet

You are done! One more example:

Windows 10 Task Manager Copy CpuWindows 10 Task Manager Paste Cpu Info

That's it!

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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