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I'll admit it: I'm a newbie. I've seen you talk about downloading something called "Process Explorer". Great, just how do I go about doing that? Did I mention I'm a newbie?

Not a problem. Process Explorer is one of my favorite, can't live without it, tools. I recommend it's use frequently when diagnosing problems.

But rather than describing how to download it, let me show you.

Note: this video's fairly out of date, as Process Explorer has been moved to the Microsoft web site when SysInternals was purchased by Microsoft. You'll find it here. While the details are somewhat different, the concepts outlined in the video below still apply.

I've put together a short, two minute video walking through the steps to download, open and run Process Explorer. Hopefully viewing that'll explain things better than I could describe.

Download the video: downloadingprocessexplorer.mp4 (4.5M).

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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5 Comments
Phil Dedrick
December 29, 2005 8:05 PM

Mr Leo,

I am having a problem of uninstalling a program named Registry Cleaner. I went to all the files and deleted six of them that came with Registry Cleaner. I have also ran the search program and evidently it is on another program, but I can not find it. Is there any hope of ever being able to uninstall this program?

I have a Compaq Presario, using XP SP2...

Thanks Leo, Phil Dedrick

celeste
November 9, 2006 9:17 AM

This no longer works. Microsoft does not have te download option at the bottom of the page

Leo Notenboom
November 9, 2006 9:50 AM

On the contrary ... at the very bottom of the new page is a link labeled "Download Process Explorer (1.5 MB)". The page has moved and looks very different, but the download link is most DEFINITELY there.

Bombay Granny
May 1, 2007 7:20 PM

Wasn't able to view the video on downloading Process Explorer? But don't I already have something similar to Process Explorer on my Windows XP? Thanks.

d k bhat
May 5, 2012 7:47 PM

Tried to click on the link " Watch the video: Downloading Process Explorer" nothing happened?

Article's been updated to display the video once again. Note that the video is pretty old - I really need to actually update the video itself.
Leo
06-May-2012

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