All those letters and numbers

Which of these can be used to launch the Windows Task Manager? Pick two.

A) Ctrl-Shift-Esc

B) Right-click the task bar and choose “Task Manager”

C) Ctrl-Alt-Esc

D) Start menu / Control Panel / Task Manager

E) The Task Manager is mostly text and numbers. There can’t possibly be anything good in there.

The answer: A) Ctrl-Shift-Esc and B) Right-click the task bar and choose “Task Manager”

The Task Manager is one of the most useful real-time utilities that you’ll use. You can also type Ctrl-Alt-Del and select Task Manager to launch the utility.

Want to know more? Watch “Managing Tasks.”

If you’re trying to resolve a Windows issue, you may need to examine the real-time performance statistics of the operating system. In this video, you’ll learn how to use Windows Task Manager to view processes, examine resource usage, set priority on applications, and administratively terminate tasks.