We all are very familiar with ending a running process on a windows operating system using Task Manager. This is a feature that is used a lot as we all have experienced processes getting hung or not responding. In those situations we don’t have any other option but to end the specific process.
A very quick and easy way to end a process is through the Windows command line interface.
1) Press Win+R to open “Run”. Enter “cmd” and click Ok. This will open the Windows command line interface (CLI).
2) Once the windows command line interface is open, type “tasklist” and hit enter. This will display all the running processes.
3) Make a note of the process that you want to kill along with the PID (Process ID). For example, I have Internet Explorer open on my system and I want to kill it. I checked that the PID for Internet explorer is 4040.
Now, I just need to execute the command: taskkill /pid 4040 and the process will be terminated.
You can terminate multiple processes at the same time by listing the PID’s together as shown in the example below.
This approach of killing a process is more suited to user’s who like to use windows command line interface on a regular basis. For all our readers who love GUI, you can always use the Task Manager.
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