Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer?

Windows Task Manager vs. Process Explorer


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locoeng

Flim-Flam Man
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I like the features and functionality of Process Explorer and have replaced Task Manager with it. So what do you prefer/use?

Process Explorer
 

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z3r010

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For daily use task manager is all I need, but I always have a copy of process explorer to hand when needed.
 

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Day24

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to be honest, this is the first time I've ever heard of process explorer.... going to try it out right now! Might be quite convenient.
 

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locoeng

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Process Explorer v11.21 (8.11.2008)

http://technet.microsoft.com/fi-fi/sysinternals/bb896653(en-us).aspx

Process Explorer is a small utility for observing running processes and the handles or DLLs they have opened.

The program is divided into two windows -- on the top you have the you have the running processes showing all the active processes and their owners, and on the bottom one shows either handles or DLLs the selected process has opened depending whether you have the software in handle mode or DLL mode.

The program has also a quick search which can locate the processes that have opened certain handles or DLLs.
 

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johngalt

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I use the built-in Replace Task Manager function - so PE always runs regardless of how I try to start Task Manager (taskbar, CTRL + ALT + DEL, etc.)

I have it set to display the columns I want it to display, and the drag and find app feature is absolutely priceless in and of itself.
 

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locoeng

Flim-Flam Man
Vista Guru
I use the built-in Replace Task Manager function - so PE always runs regardless of how I try to start Task Manager (taskbar, CTRL + ALT + DEL, etc.)

I have it set to display the columns I want it to display, and the drag and find app feature is absolutely priceless in and of itself.
That's how mines is setup too. Handy little tool.
 

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