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How to Enable Task Manager

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Unable to access your Task Manager? Don’t worry. Here is the step by step methods & processes to re-enable it.

Method 1 [Editing Group Policy]

  1. Click Start
  2. Click on Run
  3. Type gpedit.msc
  4. Under User Configuration, Go to Administrative Templates
  5. In Administrative Templates go to System
  6. Go to CTRL + ALT + DELETE Options
  7. Double Click on Remove Task Manager Option
  8. Properties Dialog box will be displayed, Set its status to Disabled.
  9. Whopie! You are done.

Method 2 [Editing Registry]

  1. Go to Start and click on Run [Shortcut: Combination of Windows Key + R]
  2. Type “regedit.exe”
  3. Navigate this: HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Policies System
  4. In the right-pane, delete the value named DisableTaskMgr
  5. Close Regedit.exe

Method 3 [Fixing the Registry]
Download and run this REGISTRY fix.

Method 4 [Using Group Policy Editor – Works only with Win XP]
Click Start, Run and type this command exactly as given below [Copy and Paste it]

REG add HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

In most of the cases Methods 1 and 2 work, If they did not work try other Methods listed.

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