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Stating task manger in minimised mode

I have the need to kill a memory hogging program on occasions, and wonder if there is a way to start task manager in minimised mode at startup of Windows?
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Dave4125Commented:
Add a shortcut to task manager in your Startup folder and edit the shortcut properties to start minimized.
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BCipolloneCommented:
Use this: Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653

It can start minimized, it can be minimized to the system tray even... plus it is Way Way better than task manager and very light weight. It will let you kill any process and even look into the threads if need be.

I highly recommend using this program from Microsoft.
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Brian GeeCommented:
Make the work easier.... create a batch file that you can just double-click to run to kill the process without having to even access TaskMgr.

taskkill /im program.exe /f

Change the program.exe (in italics) above to the process that you need to have killed routinely.

Copy and paste the above into notepad and then save the file as kill_process.bat (or whatever you want to name it, but be sure to include a .bat extension).

Save it to your Desktop, Quick Launch, Pin to Taskbar, etc. and run at will.
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BCipolloneCommented:
True you could do that or better yet... use autoruns and stop it from loading on startup all together.
AutRuns: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902
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Brian GeeCommented:
I think he only wants to kill it when it begins to become a problem...

<<need to kill a memory hogging program on occasions>>

I know Firefox can be one such program that would fit this nicely... :P
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