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05 Feb 2014   #1521
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bellzemos View Post
Thank you for all the comments, it seems I'm doing things right.

There's a thing though - since I used Reflect I have WmiPrvSE.exe running in the background all the time. I never had that before. I googled it and it says it's a process that's used in the enterprise environment - but I am a home user. What's that about? Can I disable it?
Yeah it is a process for monitoring programs, as Peter said. Do you have a CPU or Temp gadget running?


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05 Feb 2014   #1522
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have that process too. It is absolutely benign and does nothing. Just sits there.
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06 Feb 2014   #1523
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bellzemos View Post
Thank you for all the comments, it seems I'm doing things right.

There's a thing though - since I used Reflect I have WmiPrvSE.exe running in the background all the time. I never had that before. I googled it and it says it's a process that's used in the enterprise environment - but I am a home user. What's that about? Can I disable it?
Yeah it is a process for monitoring programs, as Peter said. Do you have a CPU or Temp gadget running?
No, I don't. I from time to time use a monitorung utility, but not all the time. And when I did use it before I haven't noticed that provessor running when I was done with hardware monitoring.

I know it's benign but I wonder why is it there if it wasn't there before. What's causing it?
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06 Feb 2014   #1524
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why do you pick on this particular process. There are many processes that come an go. Do you make a ' Process Inspection' every morning after boot ?? LOL.
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06 Feb 2014   #1525
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Something like that, yes. I really don't want unnecessary stuff running on my PC so I have all unneeded services disabled.
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06 Feb 2014   #1526
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think you don't realize that these processes don't run - they just sit there in case they are needed. And unless your PC has only 512MB of RAM, they are completely harmless. They just take a smidget of RAM away.
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06 Feb 2014   #1527
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bellzemos View Post
Something like that, yes. I really don't want unnecessary stuff running on my PC so I have all unneeded services disabled.
You worry far, far too much about unimportant little details. I have 130 processes "running" right now and they aren't causing me any problems. Just because they show up in the Task Manager doesn't mean they are actually using any resources (or enough to ever be noticeable). Most are just idling in standby but, if you kill enough of them, you will slow your computer down when it has to restart them when they are needed.

Processes are not the same as startup applications. Too many startup applications can cause a slowdown in boot time but, unless you are running a legacy machine with way too little RAM, it will not slow your computer down.
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06 Feb 2014   #1528
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have 6 GB of RAM. I work with music production so I need as much as possible available. Plus, personally I don't like unneeded stuff running on my PC. I agree with you both but it's my "caprice".
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06 Feb 2014   #1529
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

OK, everybody has their hobby. Most are just as useless, LOL.
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06 Feb 2014   #1530
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bellzemos View Post
There's a thing though - since I used Reflect I have WmiPrvSE.exe running in the background all the time. I never had that before. I googled it and it says it's a process that's used in the enterprise environment - but I am a home user. What's that about? Can I disable it?
I don't have that service (WmiPrvSE.exe) running constantly on my PC.

I get a few instances (4 - 7) of WmiPrvSE.exe, if I run hardware monitors (e.g. Speccy or SIW.exe).
Minor point:
Speccy is still free
SIW is now paid only (unless you have an old version like me).
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