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Windows 7: Advanced Boot Options

01 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Advanced Boot Options

After looking at this thread, I went to the options and noticed that the Number of Processes checkbox was unchecked and the drop down list was grayed out. I have an E6750 CPU, so it's a Duo Core 2, thus has 2 processors.

What effect on my computer/booting would checking this box have and selecting 2 as the number of processes? If left Unchecked, does Windows determine itself what my CPU is, how many processors it has and makes full use of it, or do I have to manually make this setting? Would this increase my bootup time? Would it have any affect on how my computer runs while in use?

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01 Jan 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Josh,

When this box is unchecked, Windows will use all processors/cores by default.

This feature is only for testing purposes to see if one processor/core is bad or not.

Processors - Limit Number Used by Windows 7

Hope this helps,
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