Oct 242013

Windows is a platform of operating system for personal computers. This is a platform which was introduced by Microsoft Corporation of U.S.A. on November 20th, 1985 A.D. as a graphical operating system shell for Microsoft Disk Operating System (MS-DOS). Since then, Microsoft has been launching many versions of Windows based operating systems. Windows 1.0, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP,

Windows Vista, Windows 7 etc. are the examples of Windows based operating systems launched by Microsoft Corporation. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are the latest operating systems launched by Microsoft under Windows Environment.

There are many features that can be found in Windows based operating system. Windows based operating systems not only offer quality service to the users but also great access to the system of the computer. Task manager is an integral part of Windows based operating system. This is a service which keeps record and provides information about all the tasks, applications and programs running in the computer system. In addition to these, task manager also helps to know the memory usage by each program and task, statistics about the memory, processor and performance of the computer. Task manager is located in the system drive of hard disk. It is located at C:\Windows\System32\ as ‘taskmgr.exe’.Enabling or Disabling Task Manager_1

Today, through this article, we are giving information to our dear readers about Enabling and Disabling Task Manager in Windows operating system. Task manager can be disabled in order to stop other users from getting access to task manager and stopping vital processes. Here are some simple steps which can be taken to disable task manager:

1. Firstly, press ‘Windows Logo + R’ which will lead you to ‘Run’. Then type ‘gpedit.msc’ and click on ‘OK’.

Enabling or Disabling Task Manager_22. This will lead you to a new window called ‘Local Group Policy Editor’. After that, open ‘User Configuration’. Then you will be headed to the window showing a list of three folders. They are Software Settings, Windows Settings and Administrative Templates.

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3. Double click on ‘Administrative Templates’. Then, you will see a list of eight folders. Open the folder called ‘System’.

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4. In ‘System’ you will see ‘Ctrl+Alt+Del Options’ at the top of the list of folders. Open that folder.

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5. There you will see a list of four files among which you will have to open ‘Remove Task Manager’. Then a new window will appear which will contain the options like Not Configured, Enabled and Disabled. The option ‘Not Configured’ will be ticked initially. So, you will have to tick ‘Enabled’. Then click on ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’.

Enabling or Disabling Task Manager_8Enabling or Disabling Task Manager_9Enabling or Disabling Task Manager_10After enabling this option, when you right click on the taskbar, you will see the Task Manager option in unclickable form.

Enabling or Disabling Task Manager_11In order to disable this feature and again allow Task Manager to be opened. Repeat the steps from number 1 to 5 and then open ‘Remove Task Manager’ and tick either on ‘Not Configured’ or on ‘Disabled’. Then click on ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’.