HOW TO: Open Task Manager Directly In Windows Vista, 7

The Classic trio that's called in to kill pesky applications that stop working !
Are you used to the task manager popping up directly like in Windows XP ?

Why wait for that silly screen when your computer is barely responding, right?
Fear not, Just get used to this shortcut instead:


A much more reliable solution in times of need.

This shortcut is a big relief if the whole reason you want to open the Task Manager is to kill a program that's hogging system resources–system resources your computer would need to display that pesky options menu © Nischal