# Kill Non-Responsive Programs in Windows 7 and Vista

Kill Non-Responsive Programs in Windows 7 and Vista by Britec

This video shows you a command for killing all non-responsive programs more easily that you can put on a shortcut and on the desktop’s or context menu, if desired.

taskkill /F /FI “STATUS eq NOT RESPONDING”

If you are using Windows 7, find the following key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDesktopBackgroundShell

If you are using Windows Vista, find the following key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryBackgroundShell