Do you want to kill a process in Windows 10? There are some unwanted processes that run on the system and affect the computing performances of the system. So, it is better to kill the process which are not responding or which are slowing down the speed of the system.
In this section, we will discuss the steps to kill a process in Windows 10. We have two methods to do so. We can kill the processes via task manager and via command prompt.
Steps to Kill a Process in Windows 10:
Method 1 of 2 Using Task Manager
Step 1: We need to open the Task Manager and for that jus type task manager on the search box of Windows 10.
Step 2: The Task Manager will list up all the tasks that are going on. Select the task or a process that you want to kill or end and click on the End Task button.
Method 2 of 2 Using Command Prompt
Step 1: To get the command prompt type ‘Command Prompt’ on the search box of Windows 10.
Step 2: To get the list of all the task running on your Windows 10 system type ‘Tasklist’ command and press Enter. All the processes currently running on the system would be listed. Now you have to decide which process you want to kill.
Step 3: Now by only writing ‘taskkill /taskname/F’ where F stands for forcefully, won’t work as you have not mentioned the type of file.
To know about the types of files, you have to run the command “TASKKILL / ?” this command displays the parameter list which displays the parameters that should be added as a prefix before the task name.
Step 4: As I have to end all notepads currently running on the system, I have typed the command ‘taskkill /IM notepad.exe’. Now, this command will end all the notepads running on the system.
If you want to end a particular notepad then you have to type the process id of that particular notepad, then your command would be ‘taskkill /PID processIDNumber/F’.
So, this is all about the steps to kill a process in Windows 10. Hope the content is useful. Keep reading.
Great article, learned a lot, thanks.
I like cmd beta :P)
Lois Keel says
I have a program that went into Save mode & won’t stop. It also won’t let me shut the program down. I received the notice of
SUCCESS: Sent termination to the process “azzcardfile.exe” with PID 1172.
The darned thing is still continuing to Save. It’s been roughly 18 hours it has been running. This has never happened before, but I went looking for a solution. Unfortunately I’m _still_ looking.