“netstat” command is used to check which program is using which port.
Here are steps to forcefully free used ports.

Steps:


1) Search cmd and run it as Admin Mode by choosing “Run as administrator” on right click.

2) Type following command and hit enter 

    netstat –ano 

This will provide a list of ports, along with the PID (process ID) that has those ports open.



   (Shortcut: netstat -ano | findstr portNumber)

3) Now Check the process id corresponding to which you want to free port

    taskkill /PID XXX 


4) To forcefully kill

    taskkill /F /PID XXX


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