Do you smell smoke?

Which Windows utility is the best choice for monitoring real-time global memory usage?

A) Performance Monitor

B) Task Manager

C) Device Manager

D) Event Log

E) A really big magnifying glass

The answer: B) Task Manager

The Windows Task Manager is a great real-time view of disk, memory, and application performance. If you’re looking for the application using the most memory or the view of network utilization, then the Task Manager is the utility for you.

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.