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Windows 7: How do I disable the Windows 7 process wlcomm.exe?

07 Aug 2010   #1
jwblue

Window 7
 
 
How do I disable the Windows 7 process wlcomm.exe?

I need to lighten the load off my lower end E5200 processor. Wlcomm.exe seems to use quite a bit of memory.

It is my understanding wlcomm.exe is part of the "Windows Live Contact".

http://searchtasks.answersthatwork.com/tasklist.php?File=wlcomm

We do use "Windows Live Mail".

How can prevent wlcomm.exe from starting up when I boot Windows?

I did uninstall Windows Live Messenger since wlcomm.exe has something to do with the program. However, whenever I boot Window's Live mail, the process starts agin.


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07 Aug 2010   #2
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Is it actually causing a problem? I think not.
Should just leave it alone.
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07 Aug 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Go to search, type the word services. If the process appears, reset to your liking. Or go to msconfig, startup and untick, if the option appears. If the problem is not resolved reset to default settings
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07 Aug 2010   #4
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Is it actually causing a problem? I think not.
Should just leave it alone.
I agree
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Go to search, type the word services. If the process appears, reset to your liking. Or go to msconfig, startup and untick, if the option appears. If the problem is not resolved reset to default settings
Yes it can easily be stopped but I have a feeling Windows Live Mail will want to puke if it's disabled. If the process has increased to an undesirable size, close out Windows Live Mail and restart it.
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07 Aug 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jwblue View Post
I need to lighten the load off my lower end E5200 processor. Wlcomm.exe seems to use quite a bit of memory.

It is my understanding wlcomm.exe is part of the "Windows Live Contact".

http://searchtasks.answersthatwork.com/tasklist.php?File=wlcomm

We do use "Windows Live Mail".

How can prevent wlcomm.exe from starting up when I boot Windows?

I did uninstall Windows Live Messenger since wlcomm.exe has something to do with the program. However, whenever I boot Window's Live mail, the process starts agin.
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