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Windows 7: Shortcut modification


26 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Shortcut modification

I couldn't find it anywhere so I figured I should post it here. xD

Basically I want to set so if a shortcut is double clicked (say a game shortcut) it runs on HIGH PRIORITY setting. Usually it's normal priority right?

I've tried editing the shortcut link but it didn't work.

Anyone has an idea how to do that?

Thanks.


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26 Oct 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I am not sure of exactly what you want, if this is not it can you explain.Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
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26 Oct 2010   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

start /high

At the command prompt, type start /?
to see all parameters.
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26 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Say I'm running winvnc4.exe through the shortcut located on the desktop.

If you open Windows Task Manager and click Processes tab the exe should be listed there. Try to right click on the exe and set priority. It should list the process is running as normal priority.

I wish for the winvnc4.exe to run under high priority right after the shortcut is executed. Right now usually I do it manually via Task manager.

EDIT: whooops I answered to the 2nd post and when I finished posting, 3rd and 4th suddenly appeared. I'll look onto them first.


EDIT again:

http://www.vasileios.gr/freesoft/adv_short_composer.htm

The link dies. Can anyone open the site?

Thanks for a while. xD
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26 Oct 2010   #5

 
 

Hi,

You could look at This Article and see if it helps


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26 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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26 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

I do not think that there is any simple way to set the CPU priority level of a process programatically.

In any case unless the game, or any other program for that matter, only ran a single process then only the first process would have its priority changed. In order to achieve what you are looking for you would have to re-write all the calls within the program calls that referenced outside processes.

far better to let the operating system manage priority options as they are extremely fluid and critical to the operation of the whole system
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26 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I do not think that there is any simple way to set the CPU priority level of a process programatically.

In any case unless the game, or any other program for that matter, only ran a single process then only the first process would have its priority changed. In order to achieve what you are looking for you would have to re-write all the calls within the program calls that referenced outside processes.

far better to let the operating system manage priority options as they are extremely fluid and critical to the operation of the whole system

I think I should explain why I want this,

I'm currently playing Pro Evolution Soccer 2011.

My current specs should be more than enough to run it smoothly but for some reason, my system experiences lags and stutters whenever I play the game normally.

The only way to return the smoothness is by assigning the game exe as a high priority via Task Manager. Currently I'm doing that manually by running the game first, alt tab, open Task Manager and assign the priority.

It's a bit irritating to do it repeatedly. If this shortcut modification can help ease the troublesome process why not? xD
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26 Oct 2010   #9

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Try this...

cmd.exe /c start /high notepad.exe
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26 Oct 2010   #10

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

You can see the priority of notepad here, which was set from the command above:


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