If you have been a windows user for any length of time then you probably seen the the task manager before and may be used it to kill a rouge program. For Windows 8 and Windows 10, task manager has been revamped into a feature rich resource and process monitor alongside its task killing abilities.
Howtogeek.com, one of my personal favorite sites for focused tutorials on common and not so common technical tasks, has an excellent breakdown of the new taskmanager. This article is especially useful for students enrolled in CompTIA A+, and MCTS 70-680 courses as at some point you will be encountering machines with newer windows operating systems and knowing what you can do with the tools available to you in the OS. task manager really has a lot of information on what a machine is doing in real time so it can be a powerful tool in diagnosing issues with a machine, especially performance issues with a system.
IT Ninja Tip: hit CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to bring up taskmanager from the desktop in
Windows. You can also hit CTRL+ATL+DELETE and then select task manager from the menu, but CTRL+SHIFT+ESC is more direct if you need.
from How-To Geek: How to Use the New Task Manager in Windows 8 or 10
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