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#1 steinmetz


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Posted 02 September 2006 - 11:37 PM

When I bring up the task manager I have noticed that explorer.exe takes up alot of memory. I use Opera as my browser. Can I kill this process? or just leave it alone

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 01:48 AM

Hi steimetz.

Explorer.exe is Windows Explorer (not to be confused with Internet Explorer) which runs your computer. I would expect it to use varying amounts of cpu depending on the work it was doing, particularly when you click on your START button and any other process.

If you disable this, I would expect your computer to simply stop working.


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Posted 03 September 2006 - 08:52 AM

This won't hurt your system if you do it once - but be prepared for the results!

Your desktop will disappear!

In a properly functioning system it will reappear shortly. If it doesn't you can simply reboot - or you can open Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del), go to File...New Task (Run)...and type in "explorer.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

FYI - on my system explorer.exe takes up 24,892 K (which is normal for me).
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