New Task Manager In Windows 8

It feels only natural that Microsoft continues updating core Windows modules and programs which they have started under Windows 7. It is safe to say that additional modules and features will be updated. One of the latest that we know of is the Windows Task Manager which will get a complete overhaul.

There are currently two images available of the improved Windows Task Manager which you find below.

The first screen shows the dashboard of the Advanced Task Manager. It displays the cpu, memory, network and disk load in graphs. Tabs are available that lead to the process and service listing.

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The second screenshot shows the Modern Windows Task Manager which lists the programs, startup items and users.

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It is not clear why we see two different task managers at the moment. It could be that Microsoft is experimenting with different versions of the task manager at this point in time.

The different program classifications will make it easier to distinguish core system processes from background programs and applications that have been started by the user.

The interface appears touch friendly as well, with little test and big icons. Some users have mentioned that this could be indeed the task manager for Windows 8’s touch edition, while the other could be the replacement for the standard task manager. (via)

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5 Responses to New Task Manager In Windows 8

  1. Brandon April 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    I did this but I can only get the modern task manager by running taskui.exe, how can I run the advanced task manager instead?

    • Claus1221 April 18, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

      I think this Feature is not yet available in the leaked M1-Build.

      • Brandon April 19, 2011 at 4:09 am #

        that might make sense, guess I’ll just have to wait for the beta

      • Anajana thomas April 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

        M1 build is said to be a leaked version and noone knows how genuine a version it is.
        http://ow.ly/4BoEl

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