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You Will Need
- Windows PC
Run the registry editor
Click on the Start menu, and then click Run. When the window comes up, type Regedit.exe and press Enter.
Navigate to the system folder
Open HKEYCURRENTUSER. Then go to Software, then Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Policies, and then the System folder.
Move the cursor to the right panel and click DisableTaskManager. Delete this item by pressing the Delete key.
Test the task manager
Test the task manager by right-clicking the task bar at the bottom of the screen, and then click Task Manager. Or press Control-Alt-Delete. If the Task Manager comes up, you have successfully enabled Task Manager.
Check virus software
Check your virus software or contact your computer manufacturer's technical support. Sometimes a virus on your computer can disable the task manager.