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Windows 7: programs not completely shutting down

28 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
programs not completely shutting down

I first noticed this happening with winamp and utorrent.. I press the close button and the program 'closes'... but if i look in task manager the process is still running, still taking up resources.. And it's not just the programs- although those two are the main culprits and do it every single time other programs occsssionally do the same thing... Is this a software issue or a win 7 issue?

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28 Oct 2010   #2

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