Whenever your system is running slow, the first thing that might come into your mind is to check whether any of the applications or processes running in your machine is causing the slowness. Whether any of the applications or processes are consuming many resources or having high CPU usage; you want to know it all at the very instant you face an issue with your system performance.
Well, don’t worry anymore, we have got your back. In this article, we explain through 3 different methods, how you can check which all applications and processes are running in your machine at any given time. Using this newly learned information, you can easily isolate, diagnose and fix many of your Windows related issues.
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Method 1: Through Task Manager
Step 1: Right click on the Windows icon on the taskbar and click on the Task Manager option.
Step 2: When the Task Manager window opens up, click on the More details option to expand the Task Manager.
Step 3: In the Task Manager window, click on the Processes tab. Now, you will be able to see the list of processes running in your system as shown in the screenshot below.
Method 2: Through Elevated Command Prompt
Step 1: On the Taskbar, click on the Search icon.
Step 2: In the Search window, type in cmd in the search bar and click on Run as administrator option as shown in the screenshot below.
Step 3: When the Command Prompt opens up in administrator mode, copy & paste the following command hit the Enter key,
The command executed will give you details on the applications and processes running in your machine, their process IDs, memory usage etc.
Method 3: Through PowerShell in Administrator Mode
Step 1: Right click on the Windows icon and click on the Windows Terminal (Admin) option.
Step 2: Windows PowerShell would now open in admin mode. Once it does, copy & paste the following command and hit the Enter key.
The above command would give you details like the name of the process, its CPU usage, its process ID etc.
That’s it. Please tell us in the comments whether you found the article useful.
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