Computer Management

Computer management is the process of managing, monitoring and optimizing a computer system for performance, availability, security and/or any base operational requirement.

It is broad term that includes manual and automated administrative processes in the operations of a computer.

Computer management is also known as PC management or desktop management.

Computer management includes various tasks such as:

Updating or patching a computer’s operating system with the latest updates and fixes

Installing, configuring and executing anti-virus/anti-malware software on a computer to identify, remove and provide protection against malicious attacks

Managing all components on the computer in relation to drivers, permissions and basic functioning

Creating and managing users

Troubleshooting hardware, software and/or network and Internet errors

Using disk defragmentation and disk cleanup services to remove unnecessary data and improve disk response

Enabling, disabling and optimizing startup and background applications to increase/maintain processing speed

Computer management is also a default system management feature within the Windows XP OS

Computer Management

is a Microsoft Windows MMC snap-in that was first introduced with Windows XP.

It allows access to admin tools, including the Event Viewer, Task Scheduler, Local Users and Groups, Performance Logs and Alerts, Device Manager, Disk Management, and the Services manager.

How to open Windows Computer Management

Press Win + X (hold down the Windows key and press X) to open the Power User Tasks Menu.

Select Computer Management (or press G).


Open the Control Panel.

Double-click on Administrative Tools if in Classic View or click Performance and Maintenance and then Administrative Tools if in Category View. (Note that if you do not have Administrator rights to the computer, this option may not be available.)

Once in the Administrative Tools window double-click Computer Management.

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