If you find, that a process is affecting your system’s performance or if a process is not responding. Then you need to kill that process, and to do so, you must know how to kill a process in windows 7.
There are two ways that fulfill this purpose:
- Using the Task Manager: The Task Manager is a startup manager that lists the running processes and grants the permission to create a task and it also allows to kill a single process at a time.
- Using the Command Prompt: Through the Command prompt, you can kill tasks more effectively and multiple processes at the same time. That’s why, it is a more preferred option that kill the processes simultaneously.
Steps to Kill a Process in Windows 7
Method 1 of 2:
Step 1: Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys simultaneously to open the Task Manager. Then you”ll get the option to “Start Task Manager”, click on it.
Step 2: Windows Task Manager will open up on your screen.
Step 3: Select the application or process you want to kill. Then click on “End Task” to stop it, so that you”ll be able to work properly on your system.
Method 2 of 2:
Step 1: Click on “start” button, then type “cmd” on the search bar. The “CMD.EXE” program appears, right click on it and choose “Run as administrator”.
Step 2: On the command prompt, type the command “tasklist” to view all the tasks which are in the running state.
Step 3: If you type the command “taskkill /taskname/F” then the task will not end as you have not entered the type of file. You”ll get the error as invalid argument. To know about the type of the file, run the command “taskkill / ?”.
Step 4: Parameter list will appear on your screen, read it properly.
For an example, if you want to stop the chrome, you need to type “IM” before chrome.exe, where IM stands for the image name.
Step 5: I think, your concepts are quite clear regarding killing a process.
To kill chrome, I typed “taskkill / IM chrome.exe/F” where “F” stands for forcefully.
- If you know the “Process ID of a particular task, then run the command “Taskkill /PID 5088 /F where “5088” is the PID of chrome in my system, you need to enter the PID of the respective process you want to kill.
- If you need to kill two or more processes at a time, type “Taskkill /PID 2704 5472 4344 /F”. You have to enter the process ID, one after the other with the prefix PID.