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Windows 7: Task Manager - Create Elevated Shortcut

04 Oct 2010   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Freakie, and welcome to Seven Forums. Thank you.

In the 64-bit Windows 7 and Vista, Microsoft offers a set of 32 bit executables in the SysWOW64 (Windows on Windows) directory of the system for backwards compatibility.

Since you have the 64-bit Windows 7, there would really be no need for yourself to use anything other than the 64 bit executable of taskmgr.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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04 Oct 2010   #11
Freakie

Windows 7 Home Premium/Pro x64 (Two drives, one from older computer)
 
 

Ahh, I see. Sort of a strange thing to call a folder with 32-bit executables!

Thanks for the quick reply
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05 Oct 2010   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, yeah it does seem a bit misleading.
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08 Aug 2011   #13
pmilkes

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Excellent instructions, so long as you follow them to the letter, ie: take your time, read all instructions.

It works perfectly, thank you
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08 Aug 2011   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome P.Milkes, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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08 Aug 2011   #15
pmilkes

Win 7 Pro
 
 

thank you
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25 Sep 2015   #16
glnz

Dual boot - Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Brink - another great tutorial! The new shortcut .lnk on my Desktop works perfectly.

BUT ... I would like my Win 7 Pro 64-bit machine to open Task Manager "Showing processes from all users" AUTOMATICALLY on each restart. However, when I put your new shortcut .lnk into my Startup folder, it opens on bootup showing only my processes, not all.

I've jiggled it a few times to make sure that the shortcut .lnk in my Startup folder is exactly as you set it. But it just won't run in Administrator mode from that folder.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2015   #17
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello David,

That's because Windows will not let anything run elevated at startup like that.

As a workaround, you could use the method in the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut to run the elevated Task Manager shortcut, and place the shortcut below in your Startup folder to see if it may run elevated at startup.

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
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25 Sep 2015   #18
glnz

Dual boot - Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Brink - you nailed it again.

It's working great as a Task Scheduler item, to start on system startup.

I followed steps 1 - 12 in your link. Didn't see the need to do 13 on. Unless I'm missing something.

Thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2015   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.

Yeah, there's no need to do 13 on for this unless you wanted to use a shortcut for the task instead.
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