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Windows 7: Processors - Limit Number Used by Windows 7

02 Sep 2012   #30

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stephena View Post
Hey i have an issue with my number of processors. Im kind of a noob at this, but I had a friend change my processor number from one to four. I thought this was making my computer work much harder and making it overheat, but thats because i was on a bed. I found that out after i changed it back to one, and now i cannot change it back to four processors. It only displays one of them. If anybody has a solution to this, i would appreciate it sooo much. Please help. My computer is very slow now.
Hello Stephena,

No worries. If you uncheck the Number of processors box and apply, Windows 7 will use all processors/cores by default. :)

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02 Sep 2012   #31

Win7 Pro 32bit

I wish I could remember specifically where I found the info, but I do remember reading a while ago that checking the box to use all processor cores in XP, Vista and 7 had a slight but definite positive impact during bootup.

When I installed XP and 7, and then enabled all cores, my bootup and loading times were shaved by a few seconds. Not a huge improvement, but measurable nonetheless.

My two centavos.
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02 Sep 2012   #32

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Tom,

That may just be either a placebo effect, or something else that could be the cause of the slight improvement.

Whether unchecked (recommended) or checked and all selected, it will use the same all processors/cores, so it shouldn't make any difference. :)
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01 Jul 2013   #33

Windows 7 Profession x64

I know this article is a tad old, but I thought I would share this link:

Tweaking Myth: Decrease boot time with msconfig — Within Windows

The placebo effect is powerful :)
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