If you’ve ever had to close many instances of a program at once and task manager just isn’t cutting it, there’s a simple command you can use to close them all at once, even if they are not responding.

If for example you have multiple instances of Notepad.exe running:

  1. Open your Start Menu and click “Run” or just hit windows key + R
  2. Type in “taskkill /im notepad.exe” and hit enter
  3. If the program is not responding, you may need to type “taskkill /im /f notepad.exe” to forcefully end it.

The great thing about this command aside from allowing you to end many things at once is that it can also be executed from within a batch file or php command to help you automate various tasks on your computer and even allow you to control applications remotely via a web interface.

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