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Combatstang

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#1 12 years ago

I checked my processes in the cont alt delt window and i have a bunch of programs that are running I want to disable them.. can I do that safely? Im not usisng any of them i think that might fix the problems im hving with the lag on my computer comp specs dell xps 3.2ghz 2gb ram 350gb hard drive Nvidia 6800 video card thanks guys




Aristotle13

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#2 12 years ago

Uhhh, no. First off do you know what each processes are? If you don't you will definately make it worst. Your cpu is definately using them. There definately are a few processes / exe that CAN be removed, but you'll probably need a majority of them to ensure that application running in the background STAY running. Or you'll get numberous "stop error's" which will definately hurt performance. If your not familiar with them you can google 95% of the processes by simply putting the exe's name and searching them. Understand what programs are associated and the results of ending the processes.




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#3 12 years ago

Trial and error for the most part, its fairly safe to disable all the normal programs under the startup tab, under the services tab 'hide microsoft services' and disable the rest. Unless you know for sure which microsoft ones you dont want to run its best to leave therm alone for now.

just be aware you will have turned off antivirus etc. as well as all the other crap, so if you rely on it starting with windows it wont until you turn it back on again.




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#4 12 years ago

thats what I;ll do good advice.. thats y i posted this thread.. before i go and mess anything up.




Aristotle13

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#5 12 years ago

No prob, yeah I know, at first I was like WTF, but later I learned the hard way. Alot of stuff goes on behind the scenes. There's also a place i went to called Luillites or something online that was a process library that had full definations and application dependancies.




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#6 12 years ago

Usally measing with "startup" is better, because those are usally your own programs.




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#7 12 years ago
FlyGuy45Usally measing with "startup" is better, because those are usally your own programs.

Thats true, if your in msconfig, go to "startup" and uncheck programs that you don't use or don't need to start with the computer, but if your not sure what it is, don't disable it till your sure you don't need it.

Also, killing alot of the startup programs will also kill a good many processes too.

How many processes does the task manager show running?




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#8 12 years ago

Firstly, if you're talking about Task Manager (Ctrl + Alt + Del), why is this thread named 'MSCOnFig'? MSconfig is not the Task Manager, but they are similar.

What to do is to Google the processes you see which you don't recognise and a site will likely appear telling you what it does and if it's dangerous. Disable only processes running under the user, not the ones labelled 'SYSTEM', 'NETWORK' or 'LOCAL SERVICE'.

As for MSconfig, you can open that by going to Start > Run and typing msconfig. Open the Startup tab, check the box to get rid of Microsoft processes and do the same: Google each name to see what it does, and disable any you don't want there. The next time you restart your computer you will be given a message saying you've been fiddling with the settings, and whether or not you want to keep them.