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Windows 7: How many processes should ideally be running?


13 Sep 2010   #21
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Simply prevent any process, you don't think you need, from starting when booting using CCleaner, to keep it simple of course.

Alternatively, use "MSConfig" by typing it into "Run" found in "Start Menu".


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13 Sep 2010   #22
Everlong

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Here is the ideal list right from my computer. I'm not likely to trade with anybody and have it fit me better.

I wouldn't call that an ideal list. It's what's currently running on your PC, but it's not *the* ideal list. You've got quite a few un-needed processes there, and a bunch are from vmware, which not everyone is going to be running.
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13 Sep 2010   #23
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry...that was a joke. It's ideal because it meets my needs perfectly....because it is MY computer. I figured people would pick up on that. Sorry for the subtle humor.
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13 Sep 2010   #24
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Here is the ideal list right from my computer. I'm not likely to trade with anybody and have it fit me better.
You're right about that! Having the 'ideal' list is very subjective and its certainly not about having the least total amount of services running, but rather having all of the services that you need running which you have shown us you do. I sure wish my computer's svchost.exe ran for as little RAM as it does on your computer though.

~Maxx~
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13 Sep 2010   #25
Aphelion

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

A few minutes after booting the PC, after the delayed services run, I show 27 processes running. (show processes from all users is checked)

At this point it's basically a stripped down Windows.
It runs my audio programs, does the Internet, is part of a home network and can download digital pics from my camera so I'm happy.

Ap
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13 Sep 2010   #26
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aphelion View Post
A few minutes after booting the PC, after the delayed services run, I show 27 processes running.
My Win 7 computer currently boots up with 35 services running. There used to be 39 running, but I disabled the MS CEIP information collection schedules in Task Scheduler and I instantly had 4 less services running all day. What prompted me to do this was that I found out that starting in Win 7 these CEIP information collection services located in the Task Scheduler Library> Microsoft> Windows file continue to run even after the user opts out of the CEIP program.

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14 Sep 2010   #27
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
You're right about that! Having the 'ideal' list is very subjective and its certainly not about having the least total amount of services running, but rather having all of the services that you need running which you have shown us you do. I sure wish my computer's svchost.exe ran for as little RAM as it does on your computer though.

~Maxx~
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It's all about whether your computer is fast enough for you. While I might be able to tweak a handful of things and speed it up by a teeny, tiny amount, the time effort involved to measure it and make sure that it didn't actually slow something down far outweighs the benefits in my eyes. My box is plenty fast for me, it's running with a light install load, it's running an SSD, my timings on my RAM are low, my CPU is overclocked just a bit and pretty much everything I do is near instantaneous...so it's just not worth screwing with further. (For me).
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14 Sep 2010   #28
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
My box is plenty fast for me, it's running with a light install load, it's running an SSD, my timings on my RAM are low, my CPU is overclocked just a bit and pretty much everything I do is near instantaneous...so it's just not worth screwing with further. (For me).
Your level of candidness concerning the intricacies of the extensive modifications that you have made to your Win 7 computer are encouraging to someone like me who is in the early stages of setting one up. I look forward to someday being able to follow your example and upgrade to an SSD, but I've just had my new Win 7 x64 desktop for 2 months and I'm trying to delay the implementation of the very noticable improvement in performance that an SSD would bring until I've run it for a while and the 600% improvement in performance over the laptop I just upgraded from has worn off a bit.

~Maxx~
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20 Oct 2012   #29
silx2000

W7 SP1 64BITS
 
 

hi guys!

I bought a asus n76v and I was thinking about use OEM w7 64bits install or a new fresh install...first off al, on the first use I uninstalled some boring and things that was installed by asus...like face recognize logon (sometimes, delay to recognize is annoying), and more 2 or 3 things that I will never use...like mixer for audio e video edit software... I unchecked some itens on msconfig (startup) too...like cyberlink dvd burning options, power dvd, adobe reader... (you can use this normally WHEN you will need)

after this I checked process list, almost fell of chair...119 process running....a lot of stupid programs running like process.... my machine is a i7 with 16gb, but, and I will migrate to a SSD this week, but I will not lost energy with this things...

My old desktop (e8400 - 8gb), after 3 year of fresh w7 sp1 32bits instalation and a lot of software after, show me 72 process running...I don`t know if had difference between quantity of process running between w7 32 bits an w7 64 bits..both sp1.

OEM factory install never more....

Sorry my english, this is not my native language and sorry for the post on old topic, but this is a simple report to help people with this same doubt...
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20 Oct 2012   #30
4wd

W8+8.1, W7 ult+hp, XP
 
 

Reading the posts here, some with over 100 services? I wonder how it's possible to end up with that many, like 75 programs\applications opened at the same time??

I've got 3 laptops running, all doing fine in the 30 to 40 range, depending on open programs.


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