How to Enable and Disable Task Manager

Enable Task Manager

Windows Task Manager is a task manager application which comes with the Microsoft Windows NT family’s operating systems. Windows Task Manager provides detailed information about running applications on computer, current processes and computer performance along with CPU usage; it will also provide information of commit charge and memory information, network activity and statistics, logged-in users, and system services. The Task Manager can also be used to set process priorities, processor affinity, forcibly terminate processes, and shut down, restart, hibernate or log off from Windows. The task list was capable of listing currently running processes and killing them, or creating a new process. In Windows XP only, a Shutdown menu is also present that allows access to Standby, Hibernate, Turn off, Restart, Log Off and Switch User.

In this topic you will learn how you can enable and disable task manager in Windows. Although there are several ways to enable or disable windows task manager. I will guide you easiest way by typing commands. The process is tested on Windows Xp and Windows 7

Enable Task Manager

 

To enable Task Manager please follow the steps:

  • Click on Start Menu
  • Click Run and type following command.
    REG add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

     

  • Then press OK.
  • You all done.

Disable Task Manager

 

To Disable Task Manager please follow the steps:

  • Click Start Menu
  • Click Run and type following command.
    REG add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

     

  • Task manager will be disable.

Where difference between above commands are on and off commands by using 1 and 0

 

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