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How to start task manager from command line

A simple “how to” that explains how to start the task manager from a command line windows.

Starting task manager exe from command prompt

Open Up TaskMgr.exe

1. Step Open the command line by entering cmd.exe into run (Windows key + R)

2. Step By default you will end up in C:\Windows\system32 – if not you need to cd into this directory first (enter cd C:\Windows\system32)

3. Step Enter taskmgr.exe into the command line window to start the task manager from the command prompt

How to start task manager from command line

Windows Resource Kit

Install the Windows Resource Kit and you can even start the task manager with the current process list instead.

Simply enter tlist.exe or pulist.exe into the command line

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Published: Friday, July 1st, 2011 Last Modified: June 3, 2013

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