Kill Process From the Command Prompt In Windows 8

In this article I will tell you how to manage multiple processes simultaneously. Generally we manage processes through the Task Manager but it does not allow killing multiple processes at a time. So here I teach management of processes through the command line because here we can manage more than one process. Two commands are available in Windows 8, the Tasklist and Taskkill commands for displaying all runing tasks and killing a set of active processes respectively.

Use Of Tasklist Command

Step 1: First of all open the Start Screen and type Cmd utility in search box then click on the search button.


Step 2: Click on the cmd utility icon; it opens a command-line window. Type Tasklist in it and press the enter key. This command shows all the running processes in your system.


Use Of Taskkill Command

The Tasklist command shows all the running processes in your system. Then you can easily kill this process using the Taskkill Command.

For example to kill i_view32.exe, run the command as:

Taskkill /F /IM i_view32.exe

Where /F is used to kill the process forcefully. And you can also kill the process using the Process Id shown by the tasklist command. For example to kill process 1032:

Taskkill /PID 1032 /F

To kill multiple processes simultaneously run the following command:

Task /PID  1032 4052 /F