View Full Version : What Proccess Do I NEED running?

28-01-2004, 11:47 AM

Just wondering if anyone could tell what processes I actually need running, when you press Control Alt Delete then switch to the processes tab?
because I have got truck loads of things in there and Im sure that all of them arent needed using too much memory

Windows XP 1024mb Ram 2158Mhz AMD Athlon XP

Please Help

28-01-2004, 12:06 PM
Try Here.


Or Here


This gets asked a lot, perhaps a FAQ should be made if there isn't one already but since I can't read the FAQ anyway I guess it doesn't really matter ;-)

28-01-2004, 12:07 PM
Hi, theres no definitive list as you may have certain programs that others dont but this link (http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/) is a good starting point of showing you the Windows processes - see the System Process heading. Windows processes shouldnt be closed so by process of elimination you can look for other items in your Task Manager that you can close. There are utilities such as X-Setup which will enable you to easily stop programs starting when you boot up.