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Processes running in Window Task Manager

Rourkefamily
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Processes running in Window Task Manager

I am surprised the number of processes I have running when I open Windows task manager. With no program windows open I have 44 processes running. Is this right?
OK. Most are not using any memory space, but it still seems like a high number to me.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Processes running in Window Task Manager

welcome back
thats Windows for you and why a lot of people dont like it
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Re: Processes running in Window Task Manager

Not really, that's Operating Systems for you.
It's the way most work; processes ready to deal with "events" running at the appropriate priority.
Much better than a huge monolithic lump of code.
Steve
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Re: Processes running in Window Task Manager

RourkeFamily to answer your question 44 does sound about right, Nothing to worry about.
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Processes running in Window Task Manager

was going to look at on my Win 7, stupid interface, cant find it  (home premiun)
Cliff_Jordan
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Re: Processes running in Window Task Manager

Right-click taskbar ...and there it is?  I've got 85 running on my W7, but it is a Vaio laptop Roll eyes
pierre_pierre
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Re: Processes running in Window Task Manager

Ah So    Tongue six programs running and 84 processes
Steve
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Re: Processes running in Window Task Manager

Rourkefamily asked the question when NO programmes are running, Except probably antivirus.
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Processes running in Window Task Manager

switched off most programs and still 69 processes
Steve
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Re: Processes running in Window Task Manager

44 processes running here and that's with one window open, Only prog auto-updating Is my AV.
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
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Re: Processes running in Window Task Manager

My desktop W7x64 system (that I'm writing this on) currently has 58 processes running, as identified by Process Explorer (somewhat more informative than Task Manager).
Other versions of Windows will vary.
And some of the mainframes I've worked on would have several orders of magnitude more than that.