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do i need all these processes running (system) in task manager

by rotisman / April 14, 2004 11:31 PM PDT

hi, when i check the windows task manager to see how much memory is being used etc, there always seems to be alot of systems processes running and eating away @ my memory (256 mb ram)

do i need all of these running and if so what do they all do?
with thanks to those who reply

wanmpsvc.exe
vsmon.exe
svchost.exe
spoolsvexe
wmiapsrv.exe
svchost.exe
SAgent2.exe
svchost.exe
CDANTSRV.exe
lsass.exe
services.exe
winlogon.exe
csrss.exe
AOLacsd.exe
smss.exe
System.exe
avgserv.exe
system idle process.exe
wmiprvse.exe
system idle process

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Two resources
by LarryD / April 14, 2004 11:58 PM PDT

Review http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm and see if there are any services that do not need to be run.
Bring up the Task List by right-clicking on the Task Bar and choosing "Task Manager", make a list of the items that you see there, then go to http://www.answersthatwork.com/ click Libraries of Answers That Work, then click The TASK LIST on the right, this will list all the tasks that are running in the background, some you should leave alone, some you should disable

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Re:Two resources
by rotisman / April 15, 2004 12:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Two resources

thanks for that. i'll try it now

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