Multi-tasking for me would be Photoshop, Indesign and possibly Flash or Illustrator running at the same time with multiple files open on two different monitors. Unfortunately it's often necessary for me to jump back and forth between programs for my job so doing less at once isn't really a convenient option.
As of now I have only 3 applications running(photoshop, flash, and firefox).There is what seems to me an excessive amount of processes running. I use McAfee, WinPatrol and run a SpyBot scan occasionally. If I'm not online and I'm working I do shut down McAfee if I need the resources. Here's a screen of the processes. http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/164/services.jpg
I have investigated most of them to see what the do/are for and I believe I've eliminated the unnecessary stuff, including most of Vistas bells and whistles. I could be wrong though, I'm sure.
I want to blame Vista for the problems, hence the wanting to switch to XP. I love Vista, but I don't love how it runs sometimes. I appreciate any suggestions, because I don't know what else to do at this point. Thanks!
Edited by Doug E Fresh, 18 May 2009 - 01:01 PM.