Vista: High number of processes

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  1. leaftye

    leaftye Notebook Consultant

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    Mine has 44 processes. About 4 of those are specific to tabletpc's. One more is because I use Groove. Another is for the pdf printer driver.
     
  2. dbam987

    dbam987 wicked-poster

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    Vista will naturally have more processes than XP does in the beginning because it has a bunch more functionality. It's not a bad thing to have 50+ processes at startup, as most if not all of those processes are for allowing Vista to provide lots of features. In my view, Vista is much better at utilizing system resources (after SP1 of course :p). The only concern is that those processes don't chew up too many CPU cycles. As long as a system has at least 2 GB or more of RAM, then Vista will do fine.
     
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    pixelot Notebook Acolyte

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    It's going to have 50 as a reasonable number, I think. Vista just has more than XP with the same stuff installed, period.

    Cheers... :cool:
     
  4. Matt is Pro

    Matt is Pro I'm a PC, so?

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    I haven't noticed any negative effects due to the high number of processes, though on average there are more processes in Vista than on any XP machine I've seen.
     
  5. AKAJohnDoe

    AKAJohnDoe Mime with Tourette's

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    You have a fair number of processes that are, shall we say, running at the user's discretion. Other than that observation, your process list does not seem excessive. I have trimmed mine somewhat and find that 50 is "normal" for my machine.
     
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