Killing a running task in Windows 7.

Posted: August 28, 2011. At: 8:51 PM. This was 6 years ago. Post ID: 1888

Windows 7 command prompt.
Windows 7 command prompt.

Killing a running task UNIX style in Windows 7 is very easy indeed, the tasklist command makes this just as easy as it is in UNIX/Linux.Just type tasklist in the command prompt and it will display a list of running processes. Then look for the PID of the process you want to kill and type tskill followed by the PID of the process and the offending process will be killed.The screenshot to the right shows this in action. Sure, you can press Ctrl-Alt-Del and use the graphical task manager, but this is another good way to manage processes. Just as useful as the ps ax and kill commands in UNIX.

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