Can someone turn down that app?

You are converting some video from one format to another, and you want to participate in a videoconference at the same time. Unfortunately, the video conversion is causing the videoconference feed to stutter. What Windows utility can you use to lower the priority of the conversion process?

A) Device Manager

B) Event Viewer

C) Task Manager

D) Services

E) If you move your head back and forth really fast, you can hardly see the stuttering

The answer: C) Task Manager

Task Manager provides many useful performance metrics, and it can also be an invaluable tool for managing the priorities of your applications and services.

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.