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Windows 7: What's your Process Count?

14 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
What's your Process Count?

I'm curious what the lowest process count for Windows 7 users is. That is, without really disabling anything of Windows 7 related to Aero, networking or any process that utilizes your hardware (for instance, I have a service for my sound card). My process count is 66 but I have a feeling that this is high.

If yours is lower, please post a screen shot. Thanks.

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14 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

My Win 7 x64 desktop runs with 35 services. It was 39 until I disabled the MS CEIP information gathering services run from Task Scheduler> Microsoft> Windows that are scheduled to keep running in Win 7 for years after the user has opted out of CEIP.

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15 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
My Win 7 x64 desktop runs with 35 services. It was 39 until I disabled the MS CEIP information gathering services run from Task Scheduler> Microsoft> Windows that are scheduled to keep running in Win 7 for years after the user has opted out of CEIP.

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I meant processes, not services. You know how you go CTRL+ALT+DEL, click on processes and it tells you how many processes you're running at the bottom of the window? That value.

So how would I kill off a process from loading all the time? Disable the service?
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15 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

im running 64


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15 Sep 2010   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

50 with the snipping tool.


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15 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Great enthu guys but arent we making the no. of running processes/services running a bit of a fetish? Like size zero..lol.

E.g. I have around 50 processes running consuming 30% ram. I see no reason to panic if that no. jumps to 65 and 45 resp., a computer is meant to be used. Also, out of those 50 processes, about 40 use less than 10 mb ram each. What massive gain in performance would i get if I do kill of a few of them poor souls?

You can run a minimalist setup with say 25 processes but that would be a pretty stripped down windows. Windows 7 is a more complex system than say XP, thats why it runs smoother with better hardware but thats how you get the advantages of using it over XP.

Plus unless one knows what one is doing, killing off processes/ services will make the computer unstable and at worst unusable.
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15 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Plus unless one knows what one is doing, killing off processes/ services will make the computer unstable and at worst unusable.
That is exactly why it is so important to use the scholarly advise at the BlackViper Website which includes a detailed description of each service including all of the services that are dependent upon it as well as the services that it is dependant upon. Win 7 has more than 2X the number of threads in the kernel than XP did and as a result there are many more services that can be run and Microsoft puts in all the services that everyone and anyone might need for however they might use their Win 7 computer.

The BlackViper website reveals whether or not you might need a service and after you carefully read the descriptions of the services you will find out that if you don't use a fax then you don't need the service and the same with the service needed for a printer let alone the dozen or so services that are so future forward that the technology to use them does not even exist yet!

If you're one of those people like I am who likes to run your computer with as little unneeded clutter as possible check out the BlackViper site for what many regard as the most detailed and knowledgeable advice on trimming unneeded services.

If you like your set of services the way it is then by all means keep it just the way it is.

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15 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

50 +/- 5
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15 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Great enthu guys but arent we making the no. of running processes/services running a bit of a fetish? Like size zero..lol.
Yes, I was thinking this is getting out of hand.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Plus unless one knows what one is doing, killing off processes/ services will make the computer unstable and at worst unusable.
Obviously a good point.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
If you're one of those people like I am who likes to run your computer with as little unneeded clutter as possible check out the BlackViper site for what many regard as the most detailed and knowledgeable advice on trimming unneeded services.
Edit: BTW...i'm not singling you out. This is directed towards anybody that feels the way you do. I just assume since you put in the time and effort to make the changes, you must have an interest and a desire to know the overall outcome.

And my questions to you are as follows;
1). How much time did you spend reading and disabling of all of these services combined?
2). What proof do you have that the computer is indeed faster and more responsive with your changes?
3). Is it possible that you spent more time reading and making the changes then you have actually saved by implementing them?


It seems that so much of our energy is spent trying to achieve what we feel in principal is the best practice....but very little time is spent actually quantifying the results of those changes. Just because it makes sense and seems right, doesn't actually mean it will amount to a hill of beans.


To answer the OP question, I'm using a Windows 7 64-bit box at work. No tweaking, running some tests for work with a handful of apps installed and running a filezilla server at the moment, along with my web browser. Task manager shows 35 processes, 0% cpu usage and 14% of my physical memory in use (8GB).
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15 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

[QUOTE=pparks1To answer the OP question, I'm using a Windows 7 64-bit box at work. No tweaking, running some tests for work with a handful of apps installed and running a filezilla server at the moment, along with my web browser. Task manager shows 35 processes, 0% cpu usage and 14% of my physical memory in use (8GB).[/QUOTE]

Now i have to ask this since i don't really think as the processes that important like was said early how much more you think killing a service off is going to give any type of gain

Performance comes from hardware and set up not from the programs that are installed in it Think of it like this you are the user The user determines what is neeeded for use and what not

If you have the correct set up for your needs you won't have issues unless it is time for upgrading

Now my personal question is my pc was running 64 pr cpu usage 1% mem usage20% im running 8 gigs of ram as well the above quote why can i run more with lower numbers then others ? im just curious as to everone else has really low one's with high usage

compared to me running more with lower usage ? can someone shine a light on this one thanks will also post new processes to show

Ok the first one is from last night and the Second one was just taken

By using the quote above im not trying to match his numbers im talking about others in this post have high numbers compared to mine


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