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WinTasks 4 Article Author : Eric Portelance
Date : 29th Jun 2002
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Have you ever wanted a program that could replace both the Task Manager and msconfig? Me neither, but here we have one, from LIUtilities. Right off the bat, the program may seem a bit daunting, and for a beginner, it is not exactly the easiest thing to use. You have to have a general knowledge of what processes, threads and priorities are, as well as the general operation of Windows as an operating system.

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The easiest way to describe WinTasks would be as a front-end to both the Task Manager and some features of msconfig (System Configuration Utility). WinTasks does just about everything from monitoring each individual process running on your system (much like the Task Manager), and graphing your CPU usage, but it does more than that. It also logs everything thatís going on in your machine, allow you to change the priority of processes, and includes a scripting language.

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Minimum Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
  • 10 MB Available disk space
  • 32 MB RAM
  • Pentium 200+ Mhz
These are the requirements that I obtained from the manual. However, on their website, they claim it also supports Windows 95 and ME. The only platform I tested it on, however, was Windows XP, so I cannot attest to the functionality of the program on 9x based operating system. I can tell you that many functions will not work in 9x (and some not in NT). If you want the best functionality, youíll have to either run 2k or XP.

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