When apps start behaving strangely, knowing which application process ID to exit can restore stability.

In Windows 10, every app, service, or process has an assigned number called a process ID. The process ID (or PID) is mostly used to identify any running or suspended process within a system.

Knowing an app's PID can help identify programs that run multiple instances, such as: B. If you edit two different files with the same app. The PID is also useful when you need to manually kill a process or when you want to check the system resources used by a particular process.

1. Use the command prompt

While you can use Command Prompt to troubleshoot Windows 10 problems, you can also use it to find an app process ID. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Search for in the Start menu search bar command prompt and choose Execute as administrator.

  2. Art To do list. Press Enter.

  3. The prompt now shows the PID for the running processes.

If you want to find out the process ID for Microsoft Store apps, enter Task list / apps.

2. Use the Task Manager

To check the process ID using Task Manager, follow these steps:

  1. Entrance Task manager In the Start menu search bar, right-click the best match and select Execute as administrator. Or use the Ctrl + Shift + Esc Keyboard shortcuts.

  2. Choose details Tab.

  3. Check the number next to the app in the PID Pillar.

You can also find that the PID is displayed within the Services Tab.

3. Use PowerShell

Here's how you can check an app's process ID using PowerShell:

  1. Search for in the Start menu search bar Power Shell and choose the best match.

  2. Art Get process.

  3. Press Enter.

PowerShell displays a list of the app process IDs along with more information about the apps.

4. Use the resource monitor

Resource Monitor is a Windows 10 feature that allows you to review information about hardware and software on your device. You can also use it to easily check an app process ID. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Entrance Resource monitor in the search bar of the start menu. Right-click the best match and select Execute as administrator.

  2. Choose Central processor Tab.

  3. Check the number next to the app in the PID Pillar.

The resource monitor also shows whether an app is running or via the status Pillar.

If you need to check an app's process ID, Windows 10 offers at least four ways to do it. You can use Command Prompt, Task Manager, PowerShell, or Resource Monitor – luckily, they're all easy to use.

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Matthew's passions lead him to become a technical writer and blogger. As a graduate engineer, he likes to use his technical knowledge to write informative and useful content.

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