Improved Task Manager
Users hated Window 7’s task manager simply because it was an insignificant update from Windows XP. Though most of the features found on the previous version are still present, a number of upgrades have been incorporated to enhance the user experience on Windows 8 including the ability to monitor the processor, disk, network, and memory usage of each program. There’s a new heat map that informs what programs are consuming the most resources using different color schemes, with darker shades indicating heavy usage. You can also list apps by category for easier guidance. Another sweet present here is the “Restart” option, where you can to use to restart Windows Explorer when it locks up.