closing all none essential programs on xp to run games
Posted 01 March 2006 - 07:33 AM
Posted 01 March 2006 - 07:47 AM
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:
system idle process
close the Windows Task Manager.
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
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.
Posted 02 March 2006 - 12:01 PM
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