Definitive list of unnecessary processes?

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  1. SlimShady

    SlimShady ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒ&

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    Does one exist on this board anywhere? Some of us computer stupid people don't know what we can safely disable. :D
     
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    Nocturnal310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    There was actually ...u ll have to search.

    It contained a list of processes which can be disabled which are by default enabled.
     
  3. redrazor11

    redrazor11 Formerly waterwizard11

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    I think it would be easier to find a list of Nessicarry processes...since that list will be much smaller than a list of Unnessicarry processes...and probably easier to comprehend. Especially with random processes and viruses, and other stuff that seem to be new everyday.
     
  4. SlimShady

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    Yeah you're probably right.

    I did try the search but didn't find what I was looking for. The info was probably there and I just didn't recognize it since I probably didn't understand it.

    I currently have 46 processes running (not posting this from the Laptop in question) using 26% of physical memory. I have no idea what can be shut down safely. When I go through and shut down ones that look innocent I lose sound or some other equally bad thing happens. :eek:
     
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    Post a screen grab of Task Manager.
     
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    Ok, as soon as I'm DLing a driver I'll log on with the laptop, connection speed right now is 24.1kb per sec so opening a web page while downloading really isn't an option. lol
     
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    Here they are.
     

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    From what I've read in the past 46 proccesses for Vista isn't bad. If you have lots of memory (which you do), it's probably not a big deal to have a few extra running.
     
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    You're probably right, but this goes back to my goal of achieving the greatest level of performance possible out of this 2nd tier computer. If there's anything unnecessary at all I plan to shut it down.
     
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    Shyster1 Lazy as the Day is Long

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    In that case, you'd be better served by learning the ins and outs of your specific system, and learning why certain processes can be disabled and others cannot or should not, instead of trying to rely on others' say-so without understanding what the underlying issues are.
     
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