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Windows 7: Kill process with cmd

26 Oct 2011   #11
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

You still haven't given a reason why you're doing this. explorer.exe is the Windows shell; if you kill that process you lose the taskbar, notifications and all desktop icons. And what's wrong with exiting Chrome by closing its window like any other program?

I just don't see the point in this.


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27 Oct 2011   #12
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I've had the need to end the explorer.exe process on occasion because of something using it then restart it again. However, I've never personally seen the need to do it at the command line level.
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27 Oct 2011   #13
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I actually learned a neat trick to end explorer.exe safely instead of killing it from Task Manager:

Click on the start orb, then hold down CTRL and SHIFT and rightclick in an empty space inside the Start menu. The context menu (which usually just says Properties) will then include the option Exit Explorer.
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28 Oct 2011   #14
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
I actually learned a neat trick to end explorer.exe safely instead of killing it from Task Manager:

Click on the start orb, then hold down CTRL and SHIFT and rightclick in an empty space inside the Start menu. The context menu (which usually just says Properties) will then include the option Exit Explorer.
Explorer.exe - Kill all processes at once
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28 Oct 2011   #15
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
I actually learned a neat trick to end explorer.exe safely instead of killing it from Task Manager:

Click on the start orb, then hold down CTRL and SHIFT and rightclick in an empty space inside the Start menu. The context menu (which usually just says Properties) will then include the option Exit Explorer.
Explorer.exe - Kill all processes at once
Not ALL processes just kill explorer instances.
The ctrl+shift+esc is the short way to task manager. Personally I find I'm in task manager when I find it's explorer I temporarily need to kill then start again.
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