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Windows 7: Processes --how many? safe to disable


16 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Processes --how many? safe to disable

This thread could fall under different areas so I posted it here.

OK how my processes are running on your machine? I have 35, it went up 2 from 7100 to 7127 and not sure why.

I was also wondering what people think are safe services to disable or set to manual. I do the basics and keep no software auto start with windows. When I was using XP I consulted blackvipers web site and a little to medicated currently to really do more then this post.


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16 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

I have 67 running.

I tend to leave programs I use a lot (Word, Photoshop, uTorrent, etc.) idle in the background. That way I can access them instantly and they don't use up much memory or cpu.
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16 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It's sitting in RAM. If you got it, burn it. That's what it's for.
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16 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgyver2 View Post
This thread could fall under different areas so I posted it here.

OK how my processes are running on your machine? I have 35, it went up 2 from 7100 to 7127 and not sure why.

I was also wondering what people think are safe services to disable or set to manual. I do the basics and keep no software auto start with windows. When I was using XP I consulted blackvipers web site and a little to medicated currently to really do more then this post.
try visit w w w blackviper dot com.

dg
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16 May 2009   #5

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

65 processes. 61 services. I think blackviper is about services. I did that in Vista. Found out through trial and error that ending some services actually slows things down not speed them up. And that's if you don't stop something you need. If you go messing with services, then I suggest doing them one at a time and running things a bit in between.
Just my 2 cents.

Gary
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16 May 2009   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

If you really don't know what each process does, I wouldn't stop it.


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17 May 2009   #7

Main OS: Windows 7 64 bit, Secondary: Vista 32 bit
 
 

i have around 57 processes running idle. But i dont mind because performance is already top notch, i dont see the point in stopping a few processes, u probably wouldnt notice any difference.
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17 May 2009   #8
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47-49 processes.

I've worked the services in XP in great detail and eliminated many of them.

In Vista I started watching what was eating what up (CPU, RAM, hard drive) and trimmed them accordingly. Those that didn't take a bunch of resources were left alone.

With Windows 7 I'm still experimenting. I hate the Indexing Service - so that's the first to go. Beyond that it's still just determining what's eating your resources and then figuring out if you can live without it.

Everyone's computer usage is different, so what works for me won't work for you. For example, I don't do Faxing from my systems so I disable it. Others may want to Fax, so they can set it to Auto (if they expect to use it) or Manual as a "just in case" measure.
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17 May 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

I currently have 45 processes running on idle but I have disabled the ones I dont need eg search. spooler, media sharing ,defender etc. It all depends on what your use of the computer is for. I find the ones I have disabled help by not running in the back ground so power can be sent elsewhere when needed, like gaming

Below is a decant site for learning which are safe and which are not. Take your pick from them.


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17 May 2009   #10

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

I am running with Win 7 Build 7127 under 31 processes, I trust blackviper for years with my old build XP, Vista and now Win 7.

I haven't install freeware anti-virus program just yet.

Always keep low processess as much you can and run games will go smooth without interface from other apps running in background and sluggish frame rates depends on games you are running with.

Why some ppl let anti-virus apps running in background while play games ?

dg
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