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Processes

by pattisw / August 1, 2005 3:35 AM PDT

I am new to windows xp prof.,used to windowsme. When I hit ctrl alt delete a box shows processes running,and there are a lot.Can I safely end process on any of these,they seem to be using a lot of space.There is nothing under applications,only processes.Thank you

aoltray.exe user
qttask.exe user
realplay.exe user
explorer.exe user
wanmpsvc.exe system
sychost.exe system
acsd.exe system
taskmgr.exe user
spoolsv.exe system
svchost.exe local service
svchost.exe network service
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe system
lsass.exe system
services.exe system
winlogon.exe system
csrss.exe system
smss.exe system
wuauclt.exe user
system.exe
systemidleprocess

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That's google to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 1, 2005 3:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Processes

I can type in the name of a process and discover what it is on google.com Some articles tell you what it is and if you can end it.

Bob

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I agree
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 1, 2005 8:16 AM PDT
In reply to: That's google to me.

I would, however, reconsider allowing Real Player, Quicktime Player, and WinAmp Player from loading at startup.

They are programs that try to get you to let them load at startup but they are not necessary. If you need any of the players you can call them from the Start Menu, and save memory space in your RAM.

Mark

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Or you could use...
by Adi / August 1, 2005 8:19 AM PDT
In reply to: I agree

www.pcpitstop.com

It will tell you what processes are necessary and which ones are optional, and what they all are.


Hope this helps,
Adi

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Pattisw use this link
by jcd / August 2, 2005 5:06 AM PDT
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