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Windows 7: Which processes can I eliminate

03 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Which processes can I eliminate

My physical memory has been running high recently, even if I'm not doing anything. The CPU can get a little high too. As a consequence of this, my computer freezes a lot. Which of these processes can I eliminate to make my computer run better? Which processes can I eliminate-processes.png

Oh, and why does it say there are eighty-something processes going, but I can only see 20 or 30?

Thank you!

BTW, the photo is a bit small, sorry, this is my first post.

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03 Nov 2012   #2

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

To see all the processes click "Show processes from all users" at the bottom of the Task Manager window.

It looks like you have a lot of factory pre-installed programs running.
Take a look at this tutorial by Gregrocker
Clean Up Factory Bloatware
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03 Nov 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

1. You don't see them all because you did not click "Show processes from all users".

2. Don't stop any processes - you just don't know for what they are used. It is smarter to disable all Startup programs except the AV program and those that you started yourself - e.g. Sidebar (gadgets).

3. Most of those running processes do not use any CPU time most of the time - only when they are needed. They may, however, use some RAM.
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07 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Thank you, I'll leave it alone for now. Very helpful, thank you!
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