Determine the process or application name of an open Win 10 program

What is the best method to use to determine the process or application name of an open Windows 10 program?

This is sometimes difficult to determine.

For example how can I determine what the name of the program or application is shown in this screenshot?

How can I use Windows task manager to help me do this or what other programs or utilities will help me do this?

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In general, you cannot do this because it may be a process that spawns the dump or reliability error. If the error gives you the name, you are good to go. Otherwise you may not know.

Some Windows 10 errors are designed to go back to the manufacturer (we hope) but the error (WMP Host Provider) does not provide any hints.
One of the easiest things to use is the au3info.exe tool that comes with AutoIT ( .  You simply run it, drag the target to the window, and it will give you some information about that window.  

For good detailed information, then SysInternal's Process Explorer from Microsoft will give you very detailed information about any given window  Again.. you run it, drag the target to the window, and you will get a lot of information.  (


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Procmon is another tool that has a crosshair function to target windows. It will apply a filter that can be viewed to determine which process that is.
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