One of the basic Windows tools that has received the most improvements in the latest version of this system is the task manager . This platform for managing the different system resources is well known to Windows XP users , but it may have gone more unnoticed for Windows 7 users (a more stable system). However, there are several reasons why the task manager can become an excellent resource in Windows 8.1 , such as the ability to choose which programs are opened when the computer starts up or analyze the performance of the computer. We tell you the main advantages of this tool.
To access the task manager, we can enter the well-known tagline of Control + Alt + Delete in any app or access the main screen of Windows 8.1 and then write the term "admin". The first search result will be that of this solution. A first glance shows us the reduced screen of the administrator. This little window shows the open programs in a simple way and serves to close one of them in case of an error. But where we can really squeeze all the juice out of this tool is in its advanced view. To do this, click on the "More details" button.
In this mode we can enjoy a more complete view with different tabs. The main tab is the processes tab, which shows both the applications and the different services that are running on the computer. The advantage of this advanced view is that it shows the elements in a much more understandable way than in the previous task manager. In this way, we can learn more about the apps and services behind each open file. All this with the percentages of use of the CPU or the use of RAM in the computer.
The second of the tabs is highly visual and shows detailed processor usage data in real time. This view also enters information about the speed at which the chip was working. Another field that can be especially useful is the "Application history" tab , especially in the case that we are using mobile data on a tablet or laptop with 3G (or USB modem). And is that one of the scales that are marked in each app is the use of the network that they have carried out so far. In the event that any of the open applications generates a lot of network traffic, we can close it to avoid wasting data. Of course, it only works with apps from the Microsoft store and not with desktop applications.
Within the next tab with the name "Start" we can see all the applications that open when the system starts. Here we will see the name of the process, the editor (an element that can be key to see if we can disable the program) and the impact that these programs have on the speed with which the PC starts. It is a very useful tool that has been released in Windows 8. The next tab is "Users" , to view the data of each of the user accounts. The last two tabs are at a more professional level and show a view of processes and services similar to that of the previous Windows task manager.