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How to finish a task and force to close a program in Windows 10

Hello! We use numerous applications in Windows 10 on a daily basis. However, these programs can fail and crash. That is, it does not respond to the commands given to it or it takes a long time to execute the actions. As a result, the system slows down and does not act correctly. Sometimes, this failure is caused by opening many programs simultaneously. Also, it can happen that the system does not meet the hardware requirements for the program. In those cases, it is best to close the program and restart it. But if the application does not respond, then it is necessary to force the task. For that reason, in this post we will see how to finish a task and force to close a program in Windows 10.

How to terminate an application or program in Windows 10 when it does not respond

The first step is to enter the task manager. As its name indicates, this item allows you to manage the processes running in the system. Well, to access it there are several options. In the first place you can invoke it from the quick link menu. With this in mind, press the Win+X combination. Alternatively, right-click on the Start button. Once there, click on Task Manager.

Entering the Task manager from the quick link menu
Entering the Task manager from the quick link menu

Another option is to press the combination Ctrl+Shift+Esc. Once there, you must click on the Processes tab. Then, please select the problem app. Then, right click and from the context menu, click on end task. Another option is to select the app. And then click on Finish task in the lower right corner. Finish the task of the problem program

Finish the task of the problem program
Finish the task of the problem program

This process can be applied to background processes. Since, although they are not visible, they act so that the applications can work. Consequently, they can affect the performance of the system.

Ending a process in the background.
Ending a process in the background.

Conclusion

In this simple way we have seen how to finish a task and force to close a program in Windows 10. These shortcuts can be very useful. Many users do not know how to proceed with a frozen program. Indeed, some choose to reset or shut down the computer forcibly. And it is well known that this can cause damage to the hardware of the computer. All right, that’s it for now. Follow our updates to know more about Windows 10. Before I go I invite you to see our post about Etherpad. So long!

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