On Sat, 4 Feb 2012 14:45:14 -0600, "mp" <nos...@Thanks.com> wrote:Did you notice the CPU percentage for most of the processes? Almost
>Windows xp pro sp3
>Dell laptop Precision M60 workstation
>(yeah I know, a dinosaur)
>When I first log on to windows and have no apps running, using task man I
by definition, eliminating a 0% process cannot improve things very
When the System Idle Process is above 0%, your CPU is not being fully
>Do I really need 50 processes to do nothing???Do you think the mouse moves by magic? What about the updates to the
Task Manager display you are looking at? The fact that a task is at
0% while you are staring at the monitor gives you no clue about how
that task supports whatever real work you are about to do.
In recent years, I have worked with Unix, Windows, and z/OS. All have
You may not understand or even agree with the decision to launch a
>Any chance I could get rid of some of them if they're left over from oldIf you know the process is related to an obsolete/deleted app, by all
>something I'm not currently using? Or does Windows need that many just to
means kill it. Furthermore, find out how/why it starts in the first
place and kill that to. And then find it on disk and delete it. It
is true that some removal tools don't clean up as much as they should.
>For example there are many copies of svchost.exe running....You have already acknowledged you have an old slow processor. It's
>User name is System on several, Network Service on a couple, Local service
>Is that normal?
>My system seems so slow,
even older than mine. This is your trade off. Is the performance
improvement inherent in a new system worth the cost AND the hassles
(learning and configuring a new OS, reinstalling or buying updated
apps, finding drivers for old peripherals, transferring data, etc)?
>I've confirmed no malware or viruses, defrag regularly, turned off allUnless your system was paging excessively (thrashing), the improvement
>that slows system down(menus, fade, etc etc), set for performance rather
>than visual eye candy
>(whatever that setting is actually called?) and done everything I can think
>speed up system. Doubled ram from 1g to 2g recently and that had no
from added memory is normally not noticeable.
>Just wondering if there's possibly some of those processes that i could--
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