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Windows 7: Two csrss.exe processes

06 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home 64bit
Two csrss.exe processes


I have two csrss.exe processes running.
They have different memory usage, PID and session IDs yet are both running from system32 and under the SYSTEM User Name.
This computer only has one user account and the second one (with the session ID 0) can only been seen after clicking the show processes from all users button.

Anyone know if this is normal?
Running Win7 64

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07 Jun 2012   #2

Win 10 pro x64 SP1


I was curious about the same issue, I am also configured with one user and my information looks the same as yours.

I did some internet searching and I think this is normal, our locations are correct and I found seeing one as session 0 and one as session 1 is normal. If you had more user accounts there would be more entries of this proccess.

Hope this helps, mabe one of the more tech savey users will confirm -- All the best --Bill
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07 Jun 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

There can be more than 2 sessions when you use fast user switching or remote desktop.
You might want to look at this topic: csrss.exe running 2x under Win 7 64-bit - TechSpot Forums
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