Sometimes when you want to kill Explorer.exe, you run and start Task Manager, find Explorer.exe and kill it. But there is a much easier way to terminate Explorer instances in Windows Vista. Here is how you can kill Explorer instances easily :
- Press the Windows logo key on your keyboard to open to Start Menu. Alternatively, you can also click the Start Menu orb.
- Press the key combination Ctrl + Shift and while pressing these keys, right click on the Lock icon as shown
- From the pop up menu choose Exit Explorer and all the Explorer windows will be terminated.