Task manager has been disabled by your administrator- windows 10, 7 , 8 , XP




Window Task Manager
 has been disabled by your administrator?

Task manager windows 10, 7, 8, XP is used to view details about all the processes running on your computer system. And it can also be used to terminate programs that are Not-Responding or are viruses in the form of harmless programs, most spyware and viruses disable it to prevent themselves from being closed through it. Some administrators also disable Task Manager to prevent users from closing important security programs like antiviruses and anti-malware.

When this happens, Then after running the Task Manager, it will give you the error message "Task Manager has been disabled by Administrator" error. However, there are some techniques you can use to re-enable task manager and close those harmful programs manually. This article contains few such simple techniques you can use to regain access to Task Managing privileges.



Enable Task Manager from Registry in Windows 10, Windows 8, 7, or XP

The Windows Registry Editor is a hierarchical database that stores low-level settings for the Microsoft Windows operating system and for applications that opt to use the registry. The kernel, device drivers, services, Security Accounts Manager, and user interface can all use the registry.
Follow the below steps to Enable Task Manager:-

  1. On your desktop press "Windows + R" to open "Run".

  2.  Now type "Regedit" and click on OK or press Enter. Now Registry Editor will open on your screen.



  3. From the left-hand navigation pane, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \  Current Version \ Policies \ System.
  4. Now from here, there are two different steps for different problems.

    (1) If there is no file in System folder:- Now you have to create a new file, Do right-click on system folder and click on New > From  New option select DWORD (32-bit) Value or QWORD (64-bit) Value, It depends upon the bits of your Operating System. Then Rename the file with "DisableTaskMgr" and after that right-click on the file and select Modify, and In Value data type 0 and in Base select Hexadecimal and click on OK.  Now check whether your Task Manager is Enable or not. If not, then Restart your PC and check it again.
    (2) If there is a file in System Folder:- Then you have to just modify the file. Check whether the file name is "DisableTaskMgr" and In Value data is 0 and Base is Hexadecimal and click on OK.  Now check whether your Task Manager is Enable or not. If not, then Restart your PC and check it again.

Shortcut key to open Task Manager: Ctrl + Shift + Esc


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