How to Fix Disabled Task Manager in Windows

Posted by Britt Duncan - July 31, 2014

Usually, we can open Task Manager to end applications, check on system performance and carry out other activities. In general, right-clicking the taskbar can help us enter Task Manager. We can also call on the Task Manage by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete keys simultaneously.

However, you may fail to open Task Manager on a certain day. In such case, you need to find out the reason. If your computer gets infected with a virus, Task Manager would be disabled without your awareness. If Task Manager is disabled by your Administrator, you just need to contact the admin. But how would you do if you are the only computer user? Don’t worry. Today in this tutorial, we will show you how to deal with such little case.

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First of all, open Start Menu and type run into the search box, then press Enter.

Type gpedit.msc to the Run box, and click Ok button.

When the Local Group Policy Editor opens, navigate to the following key:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options > Remove Task Manager

local group policy

Double click the Remove Task Manager, and then select Not Configured, click Apply-OK button.

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