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Anyone here tried using DBC Task Manager?


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I discovered the task manager, trying to find a Windows 8 style task manager for Windows 7. When I try to run it with admin, I get an error saying it stopped working? Anyone know what could be causing this?


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1 hour ago, HarryTri said:

I don't know, the best think is to check if you haven't done it yet.

I did, many places say for Windows 7, and one person on Discord had ran it on Vista

The main site is dead, but places like here say 7 https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/dbc_task_manager.html

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On 6/20/2020 at 6:23 PM, asdf2345 said:

I got it working, and I'll see if you can figure out what I did

(Hint: There's too few of something)



I halved the cores and threads. There you go, since nobody has guessed it

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Just now, HarryTri said:

How did you do it? And... does it worth it?:dubbio:


On 7/22/2020 at 7:21 PM, asdf2345 said:

I halved the cores and threads. There you go, since nobody has guessed it


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For people using WinPEs this info may be usefull:


Yesterday I saw a topic on MSFN Forums related to a free little old portable program DBC Task Manager, there was not a link for the program, then just made a search for it and found a link on MajorGeek: https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/dbc_task_manager.html

Author: DBC Studio
Date: 05/28/2015 09:14 AM
Size: 1.10 MB
License: Freeware
Requires: Win 8/Win 7

MajorGeek says: DBC Task Manager provides the user with the look and feel of the Windows 8 task manager while still running on Windows 7. No need for installation, so if you decide that you prefer the Windows 7 task manager you can revert back without anything important being changed or modified.

DBC Task Manager is a task manager application that is similar to Windows 8 task manager and can run on Windows 7.

And there is a comment from a user (from 2 years ago):

Authors link is dead but it's saved with archive.org


x86 & x64 included in download.

Then I downloaded it just to test it on my running 7x64 and in fact it gives the info as 8.x does it (attached picture),

Latter decided to check if it runs from 7x86-WinPE & 7x64-WinPE as a full portable, the program does not run as it is, requires pdh.dll, it was very easy to solve this just copied it from 7x64  C:\Windows\System32\pdh.dll to the x64 folder of the program (same is valid but copying to x86 if you have 7x86 OS), in this case as I wanted to check also the x86 version of the program I copied from 7x64 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\pdh.dll to the x86 folder of the program,

Now it runs fine as a full portable from 7x86 and 7x64 WinPEs.

I assume adding the required dll from respective OS can also work with 8.x x86 & x64 WinPEs, I wasn't able to test this as I don't have any, when tested on Win10XPE_x64 (it already has the required dll) it runs fine too.

Also tested on Win10x64-ChrisPE (adding the respective dll in the tool folder x86 or x64). And it also worked fine too.

NOTE: Tested it works on 7 and 10 x86 & x64 WinPEs.  Of course some info can't be gotten on PE, since certain processes are not same as on a real OS, then that info is not available.


From: http://reboot.pro/topic/22333-useful-info-for-winpes-wimboot-and-compact-installs/#entry215752

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