Despite the fact that Task Manager is part of Windows operating system for close to two decades, it’s used by a small percentage of Windows users. The Task Manager is generally used to check system status, view and kill applications, stop services, and processes that aren’t responding or can’t be stopped from the desktop.
The Redmond company has redesigned the Task Manager in Windows 8 and has made it easier to use. The all new Task Manager offers more information than the previous version and looks pretty too. The default look of the Task Manager is dead simple in Windows 8 and lets you kill running apps only.
A click on More details shows the all new Task Manager with various information.
Windows 7 users who haven’t upgraded to Windows 8 may find the look of new Task Manager appealing, and want to get the same in Windows 7 as well.
Up until now, there was no workaround to get Windows 8-style Task Manager in Windows 7. Luckily, a Windows enthusiast has developed a new Task Manager named DBC Task Manager for Windows 7 that resembles the new look of Windows 8’s Task Manager.
DBC Task Manager brings the new Windows 8’s Task Manager to Windows 7. Upon launching the DBC Task Manager, you’ll see the clean and simple Task Manager, just like the one you see when you launch Windows 8’s Task Manager. Click More details button to expand the Task Manager and see all tabs, running apps, background processes, and more.
Please note that all the functionality of Windows 8’s Task Manager isn’t present in this version of DBC Task Manager. For instance, you can’t restart Windows Explorer by right-clicking on it and clicking Restart option.
The best part about DBC Task Manager is that it’s portable, which means that it doesn’t require an installation. Which also means that it can be launched from anywhere, even from a USB device. The other cool thing is that it doesn’t replace the original Task Manager or system files of Windows 7. So you can download and try it without any issues.
DBC Task Manager is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Make sure you download the right version from the developer’s page. We tried it on Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) and can confirm that it works as advertised.
Please note that DBC Task Manager is in pre-beta stage and you might encounter issues while using it. According to the developer, it’s still a work in progress. We will update this article once the final version is released.