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#1 neil_bird


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Posted 03 April 2005 - 09:13 PM

What is the least amount of processes that are need to run a computer. My computer has about 50 running. I was wondering if I could take a screen shot of all the processes, if someone could tell me which ones are needed and which ones are not.

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 03 April 2005 - 09:25 PM

It all depends on what you mean by "run your computer." If you have ever used "safe mode" you realise that there are only a few processes that are really needed to "make it go."
However, there are also many more that are needed to make the computer more or less functional; for example, your resident antivirus, or your browser.
There are also many that are optional, and really depend on how you use your computer. Users, for example, that spend a lot of time using Office applications may wish to have them running in the background for faster launch.

If you multitask or have a lot of applications open, the number of processes will increase.

BC has a large and comprehensive data base of start up programs that are categorised by needed, useless, optional, and harmful. This would be a good place to begin when deciding what processes or programs you want running.

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 10:00 PM

Are you running Windows XP? If so see if This helps. :thumbsup:
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