Process Explorer


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BeeJ

Process Explorer (part of SysInternals Suite) is not fully functional
on Win 7.
I have it running on Win XP and Win 7 but on Win 7 the Process Name and
PID on Select Columns is checked but grayed out. On the main display
the PID is there but the Process Name is not there. We need the
Process Name to see what is running.

Task Manager shows the Image Name (same as Process Name) but Task
Manager does not have the much needed features that Process Explorer
has.

Anyone know how to get the Process Names back into Process Explorer?
 
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Paul

BeeJ said:
Process Explorer (part of SysInternals Suite) is not fully functional on
Win 7.
I have it running on Win XP and Win 7 but on Win 7 the Process Name and
PID on Select Columns is checked but grayed out. On the main display
the PID is there but the Process Name is not there. We need the Process
Name to see what is running.

Task Manager shows the Image Name (same as Process Name) but Task
Manager does not have the much needed features that Process Explorer has.

Anyone know how to get the Process Names back into Process Explorer?
Things you can try:

1) Run as Administrator.

2) Investigate whether this is a 32 bit versus 64 bit problem.

One of the Sysinternals utilities, didn't work properly on my
64 bit laptop, and the problem was, the executable had some
kind of dual personality. It had some way of starting as a 32 bit
program, then launching a 64 bit version of itself. If you can
manage to find where the 64 bit version is (it's created dynamically),
keep a copy of it around, and no longer launch the normal .exe, then
it'll work for you. I think as a result, I keep around a
"procexp64.exe" for when I need it. (I'm not on the laptop right
now, so I can't verify my folder contents.)

Paul
 
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BeeJ

Paul explained on 5/6/2013 :
Things you can try:

1) Run as Administrator.

2) Investigate whether this is a 32 bit versus 64 bit problem.

One of the Sysinternals utilities, didn't work properly on my
64 bit laptop, and the problem was, the executable had some
kind of dual personality. It had some way of starting as a 32 bit
program, then launching a 64 bit version of itself. If you can
manage to find where the 64 bit version is (it's created dynamically),
keep a copy of it around, and no longer launch the normal .exe, then
it'll work for you. I think as a result, I keep around a
"procexp64.exe" for when I need it. (I'm not on the laptop right
now, so I can't verify my folder contents.)

Paul
Yes I saw the 64 get created.
Running one or the other made no difference here.
I am running as app Admin and as Win 7 Super Admin, Aero off and the
other annoying Win 7 stuff off.
All Win 7 updates installed.
 
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BeeJ

s|b formulated on Monday :
Perhaps you should try System Explorer. It's freeware and not M$.
Installed S E on my experimental Win XP laptop to give it a trial run
before putting on my main Win 7 desktop.

So far looks interesting.

Any special features to try?
 
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JJ

Process Explorer (part of SysInternals Suite) is not fully functional
on Win 7.
I have it running on Win XP and Win 7 but on Win 7 the Process Name and
PID on Select Columns is checked but grayed out. On the main display
the PID is there but the Process Name is not there. We need the
Process Name to see what is running.

Task Manager shows the Image Name (same as Process Name) but Task
Manager does not have the much needed features that Process Explorer
has.

Anyone know how to get the Process Names back into Process Explorer?
Some touchy softwares, due to their so-called software "protection",
specifically target Task Manager and similar programs. Such protections may
use global hooks to prevent themselves from being spied on, and that include
disabling checkboxes of other windows that are executed using the same
account.

Try executing the Task Manager or Process Explorer via "Run As..." using a
different acount which also a member of Administrators (where you can
elevate it later). This should thwart window-based hooks that was setup
using the current account since they don't work accross different account.

Other possible cause of crippling is rootkit-like software protection
(commonly used by games). In this case, try restarting the system then check
the Task Manager or Process Explorer, without running the game/program.
 
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KCB

BeeJ said:
Process Explorer (part of SysInternals Suite) is not fully functional on
Win 7.
I have it running on Win XP and Win 7 but on Win 7 the Process Name and
PID on Select Columns is checked but grayed out. On the main display the
PID is there but the Process Name is not there. We need the Process Name
to see what is running.

Task Manager shows the Image Name (same as Process Name) but Task Manager
does not have the much needed features that Process Explorer has.

Anyone know how to get the Process Names back into Process Explorer?

Which version do you have? I am using version 15.3 on Win7 Pro 64, and am
not experiencing your issue.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Process Explorer (part of SysInternals Suite) is not fully functional
on Win 7.
I have it running on Win XP and Win 7 but on Win 7 the Process Name and
PID on Select Columns is checked but grayed out. On the main display
the PID is there but the Process Name is not there. We need the
Process Name to see what is running.

Task Manager shows the Image Name (same as Process Name) but Task
Manager does not have the much needed features that Process Explorer
has.

Anyone know how to get the Process Names back into Process Explorer?
Looking at my Process Explorer, I can see is that it is possible to
nearly hide the Process Names column by dragging the separator to the
left, leaving a column with the label P and no visible process names.

This makes it look like there is no Process Name column.
 
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BeeJ

Looking at my Process Explorer, I can see is that it is possible to
nearly hide the Process Names column by dragging the separator to the
left, leaving a column with the label P and no visible process names.

This makes it look like there is no Process Name column.
I previously tried sizing, sliding and moving the column lables but
made no progress doing so.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I previously tried sizing, sliding and moving the column lables but
made no progress doing so.
OK. Sorry it didn't help - it was all I could think of :-(
 
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Fishface

BeeJ said:
I am running as app Admin and as Win 7 Super Admin, Aero off and the
other annoying Win 7 stuff off.
No, right click on it and choose Run as Administrator.
 
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s|b

Installed S E on my experimental Win XP laptop to give it a trial run
before putting on my main Win 7 desktop.

So far looks interesting.

Any special features to try?
Not that I know of. Some people in alt.comp.freeware claimed it showed
some processes that Process Explorer doesn't show. Of course, they
blamed M$.
 
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BeeJ

BeeJ said:
Which version do you have? I am using version 15.3 on Win7 Pro 64, and am
not experiencing your issue.
Right! I have the previous release and have upgraded to the latest.
Problem gone!
It is all good now.
Thanks.
 

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