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closing all none essential programs on xp to run games


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chrisdyas1

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please can someone tell me the easiest way to close all background programs so i can get the best performance when playing games
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For Windows XP
Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete. The Windows Security windows appears.
Click the Task Manager button.

On the Applications tab, close any programs that appearby selecting the program that you want to close, and then clicking End Task
Continue to do this until the Applications tab box is empty.

On the Processes tab is a list of processes that are currently running on your computer. Most of these are needed by Windows to function properly and should not be stopped. Stop all nonessential processes by selecting the name of the process, and then clicking End Process.

DO NOT end any of these default Windows processes:
Windows XP
csrss.exe
explorer.exe
lsass.exe
services.exe
smss.exe
spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
system
system idle process
winlogon.exe

close the Windows Task Manager.

Close screensavers
If you use a screensaver, it should be disabled at this time.

Right-click anywhere on an empty area of the Windows desktop, and then click Properties.

Click the Screen Saver tab, and choose None as the screensaver

Click OK.

You now should have only a minimal set of programs and processes running on your computer. If you were directed here by another document, press the Back button on your browser to return to that document and continue your troubleshooting steps as directed.
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hi thanx for help when i press ctl alt del the task manager appears but there are no tabs at the top to choose from
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Double click the top of task manager
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