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Windows 7: Am I able to do this. Launch a program at a higher default priority?


09 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Am I able to do this. Launch a program at a higher default priority?

Hi all, I am wondering if there is a way in windows 7 home premium 64-bit to say, have 7-zip's priority be set to high anytime the program is launched by using the 7-zip.exe or by double clicking a compressed file. Is this doable some how?


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09 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Hello Siveria,

The answer to your question is a qualified YES;

Prio is a freeware application that does it perfectly in the background, with minimal user intervention.

All you have to do is install it, reboot your computer, run your targetted program once, go to your Task Manager while the program is running, right click on your application, and change the priority.

Prio will remember what you've chosen for that application, so that the next time it will launch at the same priority until you change it again manually for that specific program.

An added bonus to Prio is that It allows you change all sorts of other things like not only CPU Priority, but also an remember's an application's CPU preference (choosing the cores that you want an application to use) and also the default Disk IO priority which is arguably more important when dealing with disk intensive operations that could clog up your system like File Extraction or Bulk File Copies.

Here're a screenshot of the task manager after it's been modified by Prio:-

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Prio - Priority Saver

Hope that answers your query.


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09 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

It does thank you.
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09 Jul 2012   #4

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Windows Task Manager already lets you select a processes Priority and Affinity (which cores it uses). Does Windows not remember these settings after reboot, which is what this program offers?
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09 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Windows Task Manager already lets you select a processes Priority and Affinity (which cores it uses). Does Windows not remember these settings after reboot, which is what this program offers?
That's the MAJOR difference, Windows forgets, which is why programs like Prio were made in the first place
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