WINDOWS 7 – How to list and kill processes by PID – The Visual Guide
Linux for years has operated using PID and Kill commands. Now powershell offers “Linux” style power. To test this on your laptop, open up the calculator.
Step 1 – Show processes and services running
Find out the PID – in order to kill the process
Its the 2nd column over… for the PID number.
Step 2 – Kill the Process by PID
Here we see the calculator program running, and it’s PID. We then kill calc.exe.
taskkill /PID xxxx /F
taskkill /PID 1772 /F
Want to know the DLL’s that an app is using and the PID?
Will display console, sessions and services. We use tasklist /svc to get clearer output.
Want to know the full System Config?
systeminfo /S system /U userid
1. You need to run your cmd prompt with Admin rights to kill processes.
Start > All Programs > cmd > Run As Administrator