Windows 8 Task Manager

Windows 8 Task Manager does not have much changes in the task manager except the dialog box. Windows 8 task manager is certainly more specified as all the processes are divided into different categories. These categories reduces the significant time that user spend threading with different apps.

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Normally, when you access Windows 8 task manager, its shows the apps which are currently processing on your PC.

Windows 8 task manager

To extend it to categorized Windows 8 task manager, click on “More Details” to expand different categories in Windows 8, Such as:

  • Processes
  • Performance
  • App history
  • Start-up
  • Users
  • Details
  • Services

Guide To Windows 8 Task Manager:


  • Processes tab shows only CPU and Memory usage.
  • Windows 8 task manager involves two complementary columns as well, Disk and Network.
  • Disk and network tab maintains the processes and running applications.
  • This tab also keeps check for background processes and windows processes.

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Also, check out our post on how to add users in Windows 8.


  • The performance tab shows the graphical lines, which enables detailed information of CPU, disk, Memory, and Ethernet/network/Wi-Fi usage.
  • It also provides an extra information on selected elements like CPU, Network, Memory and Disk.
  • For an instance, I clicked on Network, it displayed sending and receiving packets with IPv4 and IPv6 address.
  • It also displays the network type whether its Wi-fi or Ethernet connection.

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App History:

  • App history is a new edition In Windows 8 task manager.
  • Shows the total resources that have been used by different apps.
  • Enables you to delete usage history.

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  • In startup tab, you can easily manage application, which launches on startup of your PC.
  • You can even enable and disable apps on startup of your Windows.

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  • Users tabs shows the login member with CPU, Memory, Disk and Network usage.

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  • Details tab is similar to processes tab on Windows 7.
  • Here, you can view a collection of users and system initiated processes.
  • You even terminate any task, by right clicking and selecting end task.
  • You can even set the priority level.
  • You can also check properties with detail tab.

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  • Service tabs list all passive and active Windows services.
  • It shows the group, status, description and process id.

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Windows 8 task manager plays a great role in extending Windows 8 to new console. Overall the specification and task are fulfilled by Windows 8, still there would be few expectations on Windows 8 still lacking between different users.