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Too many processes?

  1. Jun 4, 2008 #1
    Does my computer have too many processes? If yes, why?

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    Oh yeah, I took SS right after restart.
     
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  3. Jun 4, 2008 #2
    I just skimmed the list, but most of those look legit... though they may not be.

    Here's a library where you can search for known processes.
    http://www.processlibrary.com/

    The first thing i'd do is go to your start menu and select 'Run', then type in 'mconfig'. When it pops up click on the [Startup] tab and take a close look at the directory where each item is being loaded from. Most are fairly obvious. If you know beyond a shadow of doubt that it's a program you don't need, uncheck it. If you question it's need, post it on here and someone may know what it is.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2008 #3

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    mconfig? Which version of Windows? Is it standard, or something added? Just tried under XP and it didn't worked, but such a tool will come handy now and then.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2008 #4
    How much RAM is in your system? 66 is quite a bit, at least for me.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2008 #5
    Whups! I'm sorry, it's supposed to be 'msconfig'.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2008 #6
    66 is insanely high. How long does your machine take to boot up & login?
    XP will run on just 17, but I typically have 35 or so running.
    Most of that is excess bloatware that is installed.
     

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