1.) Terminate programs over the Windows 10 Task Manager!
Press the Windows 10 keyboard shortcut [Windows+Shift+ESC] to start the Windows 10 Task Manager.
Please click on "more details" (... see Image-1 Arrow-2) to see all the programs and information in the Task Manager!
To restart a program, please click the right mouse button on the appropriate program! In this example it is the MS-Explorer! You can "Restart" the program (... see Image-1 Arrow-5) , or close e.g. kill the program with the option "End Task"
(Image-1) Terminate or Restart Programs in Windows-10!
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
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C:\Users\User1>taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
SUCCESS: The process "explorer.exe" with PID 2652 has been terminated.
(Image-2) Use ProcessKO to terminate Programs in Windows-10!
Finally info to quit programs on Windows:
This example to stop hanging programs is suitable for: Windows 11, 10 Pro, Enterprise, Home, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows-Server 2019, 2016, 2012, Windows 7 Basic, Professional, Starter, Ultimate The elegant solution is written not only for Windows 10, as you can see above in Windows 10 shot screenshot, quitting programs is not magic. However, you can use this example Without any hesitation, even on previous versions of Microsoft's Windows operating systems to quit programs even if you were not at Hogwarts Quitting the Hanging Applications and desktop programs on the Windows desktop computer is a bit as easy on the tablet PC, Surface Pro / Go, or even is an MS Server operating system. It really makes sense to have several options to accomplish this task. Use the feature listed here as a solution, whether in the new MS Windows OS or on any of the older operating systems, almost all of them have been tested and successfully verified.