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vietnam67lj

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Hello,

Does anyone know of a safe way to remove unnecessary "Processes" with out jumping through hoops and buying a bunch of costly software?
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You're going to get a ton of advice on this subject. Everyone has his/her own methods and theories. Before you start ending processes just because you can I suggest that you discover what the processes are, what they do, and which applications they are associated with.

Sysinternals free process Explorer is a big help:

http://www.microsoft...ssExplorer.mspx

I suggest that you configure it to have columns for CPU Time and "Company" in addition to whatever else you like. I have mine sorted by CPU Time. (Click on the CPU Time column header) That way the processes are listed from top to bottom according to how much time they have accessed the processor this session. Frankly, if a process is not consuming cycles, it's not a problem.

Here are some good places to get information about processes:

http://www.ppedia.com/
http://www.fileresearchcenter.com/
http://www.answersth...es/tasklist.htm
http://www.kephyr.com/filedb/index.php
http://www.what-process.com/lists.aspx
http://exelib.com/
http://www.processlibrary.com/

Of course, you can always google'em.

For start-up control, I know of nothing more user friendly than free WinPatrol:
http://www.winpatrol.com/

Many will suggest using msconfig. That often is fine, but can sometimes lead to trouble.
WinPatrol is excellent and safe.

To see more of what I have learned about controlling my processes, view my Vox:
http://doc1101.vox.com/ Nothing to buy. No ads. No spyware. Just information.
The "links" are not live. Copy and paste the URLs to your browser address bar.
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vietnam67lj

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Hello Geek Tech Staff,

Thank you for your response to my question on "Windows Task Manager, eliminating unnecessary "Processes". I have downloaded the "Winoatrol" software and just wanted you to know that it works like a champ for me. I will make sure that I pass this vasluable information along to others. Again, thank you for your help.

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Glad I could be of service. :-)
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