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Windows 10: How to terminate a task using Task Manager

If you want to close an application that is stuck in Windows 10, you can easily quit a task using the built-in Windows Task Manager utility. See below how you can do it.

Task Manager

First, open the Task Manager. To do this, right-click on the taskbar and select "Task Manager" from the pop-up menu. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl + Shift + Escape to open it or press Ctrl + Alt + Delete and select "Task Manager" from the screen that appears.

If the Task Manager opens in simple mode and see the name of the task you want to terminate, just select its name application from the list and do click on the “End Task” button.

Warning: If you quit a task without first saving your job, you may lose data. It is best to close the application normally, if possible.

Task Manager

The task will be closed. If the task does not refer to a simple operation or if you want to take a closer look at what it happens first, click the "More details" button.

Task Manager

After expanding the Task Manager to display more details, you will see a list of procedures (programs running on your computer) with information about how much CPU, memory, disk activity and network bandwidth they use.

In the list of procedures, select the task you want to complete, and then click the "End Task" button in the lower-right corner. window.

Task Manager

After that, the program will close. If you often find yourself terminating a task in a particularly annoying application, consider updating it. application or Windows itself - both can solve a subject error causing the problem.

Source: howtogeek.com

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