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Any Task Manager Tutorials?


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#1 bintyre

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 11:49 PM

Does anyone know of a tutorial on how to learn what turn off different processes running in Windows XP Task Manager? Windows 98 was a lot easier to figure out.

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 07:23 AM

Go to the top of this page and click on the Startup Programs link.
You can use that to check out your running processes.
Just perform a search on each of your processes.
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Posted 28 December 2005 - 11:44 AM

Trying to even list what can be turned off would be not only a huge, but never-ending task. Hence, BC maintains a large list of applications and programs with decriptions and recommendations. Moreover, each computer would be different and a tutorial could not cover all the various PC configurations.
Spybot Search and Destroy has a useful tool to manage your startup applications; you can use this in conjunction with the BC database to review and edit these.

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 10:43 PM

http://www.pcmag.com/ type in thier search box "end it all 2" look down thier list to you see it

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 05:07 AM

Forgive me for saying this, but...this is a question not a tutorial????
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 11:16 AM

Very true, Tiarna.
Thanks for pointing that out.
It has now been moved to the proper forum.
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 02:37 PM

There are more running services enabled by default in XP than most people require.
To find out what each service does, go here.
An explanation of what the service is, the default settings and a recommendation of wether or not to kill it is given. Myself, I was able to disable 8 of these running services with no adverse effects.




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