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Windows 7: Dell inspiron processor trouble:/

01 Sep 2012   #1
stephena

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Dell inspiron processor trouble:/

I went under run to msconfig, and i went to boot, then advanced settings, then i switched the number of processors from 1 to 4. I forgot why, but i switched the processor number back to one and now, i cant switch it back to 4 because it doesnt show up. Can anybody help with a simple solution cause im kind of a computer noob when it comes to that. I really need help, my computers so slow now.


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01 Sep 2012   #2
JRockZ

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stephena View Post
I went under run to msconfig, and i went to boot, then advanced settings, then i switched the number of processors from 1 to 4. I forgot why, but i switched the processor number back to one and now, i cant switch it back to 4 because it doesnt show up. Can anybody help with a simple solution cause im kind of a computer noob when it comes to that. I really need help, my computers so slow now.
You are doing a complete re-boot after each time you change the settings?
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02 Sep 2012   #3
stephena

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yeah i did. but before it would show up as 1-4 processors, and now its just 1 processor. my computer pretty much sucks right now
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02 Sep 2012   #4
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

It probably has to do with the check box just above the # of processors, but it should be 1. You only have 1 processor. You may have 4 cores, but it is 1 processor.
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02 Sep 2012   #5
stephena

32
 
 

I get that, but at one point it showed four instead of one. I never had less than four until recently when i switched it back to one on accident. The number of processors should say four.
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02 Sep 2012   #6
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Windows will by default use all cores during boot up. Un check the box and put 1. 1 is the correct number of processors.

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02 Sep 2012   #7
stephena

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There was a time when i had four. 4 processors. but something happened that made it stay at one. Is there any way to get it so it can be four again? because it did have four.
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02 Sep 2012   #8
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Please see the info section on top and #4 in this tutorial. Processors - Limit Number Used by Windows 7

The section of msconfig you are talking about is only there to limit the number of cores. Windows, by default will use all cores in a processer, with 1.
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02 Sep 2012   #9
Bumpkin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Users would be better off to never look at Advanced options on the Boot tab in msconfig.

Even with a dual core processor, it will show 4 processors. Don't get confused between cores and processors.

If you just want to see the number 4, maybe a system restore will bring it back.
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02 Sep 2012   #10
stephena

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ok thanks but im kind of a comp noob. system restore is shutting down and turning back on right?
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