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  1. #1
    Sergio
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    Default Which Processes can be closed in Task Manager?

    Does anyone know a way or site which helps work out which processes can be closed in Task Manager? I have between 38 & 40 open yet only one application open (fax). There are bound to be several surplus to requirements which can be stopped or set to Manual Open, but which ones are they?

    Any help would be most appreciated.

  2. #2
    Mike
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    Default Re: Which Processes can be closed in Task Manager?

    I'm not sure, Sergio, but I don't think 40 is too many, as many of them will be Windows services that are required for Windows to run properly.

    Right now I have 40 processes running, and two applications. But I also have 11 programs running in the background (shown in the task bar) which make up some of the processes.

    Mike.

  3. #3
    John Grieve
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    Default Re: Which Processes can be closed in Task Manager?

    The following site has a services guide for Win 2000 and links to others for NT and XP if you are running one of those.

    http://snakefoot.fateback.com/tweak/winnt/services.html

    This one has lists of startup programs plus instructions for disabling startups for each Windows OS

    http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.htm

  4. #4
    Shiloh
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    Default Re: Which Processes can be closed in Task Manager?

    Have a look here
    http://www.blackviper.com/

  5. #5
    Jim B
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    Default Re: Which Processes can be closed in Task Manager?

    You can close everything except Explorer and Systray

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    Mike
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    Default Re: Which Processes can be closed in Task Manager?

    >>> You can close everything except Explorer and Systray

    LOL Not in XP you can't

    Mike.

  7. #7
    Danger
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    Default Re: Which Processes can be closed in Task Manager?

    And why can't you close Systray? I have run my PC without Systray without any problems, but I keep seeing people saying you can't close it.

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    Jim B
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    Default Re: Which Processes can be closed in Task Manager?

    There was no mention of XP in the original post.

  9. #9
    Jim B
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    Default Re: Which Processes can be closed in Task Manager?

    Not sure what you are getting at Mike
    Xp task manager is much the same as other systems, in task manager if you select Processes Tab you can end all running programs listed there except those associated with the system such as Explorer, taskmgr,spoolsv,sychost,lsass, services,winlogon,csrss,smss,System, and system idle process everything else can be closed.

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    Mike
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    Default Re: Which Processes can be closed in Task Manager?

    >>> Not sure what you are getting at Mike

    >>> You can close everything except Explorer and Systray

    Saying to somebody who doesn't really know what they're doing that you can "close everything except Explorer and Systray" would be incorrect, as there are many other things necessary for Windows XP to run correctly such as the services you listed.

    >>> Explorer, taskmgr, spoolsv, sychost, lsass, services, winlogon, csrss, smss, System, and system idle

    If I was reading your post in which you said "you can close everyting except Explorer and Systray" I would have gone through the list of processes and closed "everything except explorer and systray". Be precise when offering advice, as if this fellow had gone through the list as I have just described he would have found himself in more trouble. This is why I added the comment that what you said couldn't be done in XP.

    Mike.

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