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How many cores your computer has? (Windows)

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc. This will open the Windows Task Manager. Once you are here, go to Performance. Now you should see many boxes in the CPU Usage History section which will identify how many cores you have. In Windows 8 and 10, there will be by default only one box showing overall utilization of CPU; right-click on the box and choose Change graph too > Logical processors.
  2. Use command prompt of your computer (launch it by pressing Windows logo key [⊞ Win] and typing prompt), and type inside the following: echo %NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS%

These are not the only ways to find number of cores, and may not work in every configuration. Google it if you need to find more1)!

My computer has four cores, so the methods above returned the following:

  1. Asking Windows Task Manager:
  2. Asking command prompt:
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For example, the second tip here is part of this thread on StackExchange
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