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Old 09-27-2008, 04:33 PM
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Default Vista Processes Running After Startup

Hey everyone wasn't sure if I should put this here or in the Microsoft Windows section how I got it right.

I am currently running Windows Vista Home Premium and have been trying to get rid of processes/services that are running that don't need to be running thus taking up memory and CPU.

I have been hitting Google pretty hard trying to figuring out what processes/services I can stop from starting on my computer. To me with Vista performance comes before looks so I have disabled my Aero theme as well as a bunch of other resource hogs and done some tweaks to it. To make a long story short I have managed to cut down processes running drastically and I am now at about 36 at startup.

So my questions is this, is 36 processes running at start up good? Also does anyone know any sites that do a good job explaining processes/services and what they do?

I don't really do much on my computer but browse the internet, check emails, you know the basic stuff so. I don't know I am just obsessed with making sure my laptops performance is the best it can be I am sure some of you can understand this!
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http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:48 PM
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Remember that many of those processes are just tiny shims or bits of programs sitting there doing nothing and eating very little ram. So it's not a matter of the number of tasks running but what they consume when they are idle and not needed.

Right now with 4 IE windows open, Alpine email and a DOS box I have 74 processes running. But if I go to performance on taskmanager I am only using 2-5% cpu and right around 1.10gb of ram.

So "what me worry ?"
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