How to Restore the old Task Manager in Windows 8

The modern task manager in Windows 8 can be a little confusing to a lot of users.

To restore the old Task Manager in Windows 8:

1. Download the following ZIP file and unzip the TM folder and just copy and paste the TM folder to your hard drive.

2. Note: Right click Computer and select Properties from the context menu to check the version of Windows 8 you are running – 32-bit or x64. Mine is 32-bit

3. Double-click on the appropriate reg file . e.g.  install_x86.reg file if you have Windows 8 32-bit like me, otherwise click on the install_x64.reg file.

4. That’s it! No need to reboot.

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I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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