Step-by-Step Guide to Close a Program in Windows 7, 8 & Vista

Published May 24, 2014 by Admin

Have you ever come across an unresponsive program or process which you want to close? As that program freezes up, it may not respond to your clicks. So in this case, you probably feel frustrated. This tutorial is about how to close an unresponsive program successfully via Task Manager. Please keep reading.

How to Close a program in Windows Vista and Windows 7
How to Close a program in Windows 8

How to Close a program in Windows Vista and Window 7

Step 1: right click the Taskbar and click Start Task Manager to open the Task Manager. Or you can press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys together to open it.

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Step 2: When Task Manager shows up, go to Application. Choose the program that you want to close and click on End Task

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Step 3: if you still cannot close this program in this way, in the Applications tab, right click the program and click on Go to Process.

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Step 4: click End Process to close the program’s process.

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Step 5: when another dialog shows up, click End Process once more.

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How to Close a program in Windows 8

Step 1: right click the Taskbar and click Task Manager to open the Task Manager. Or you can press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys together to open it.

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Step 2: When Task Manager shows up, go to Processes tab. Choose the application that you want to close and click on End Task

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You can also click Details tab, click on the process you want to end and click End Task

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After that, it will pop up a dialogue and click End process to proceed.

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When the above steps are done, the program that you try to close will do not run on your Windows any more. What I would like to inform is that when you end the process, you should be careful and don’t end those processes which are related the system running. Otherwise, your system may work improperly.

If you have any question during the process, please feel free to ask a question in our Forum or leave a comment below.

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