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Background Processes

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by AlaskaGuy, Sep 9, 2004.

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  1. AlaskaGuy

    AlaskaGuy Thread Starter

    Sep 9, 2004
    Hey in windows 95 and i think 98 you could close all the applications in the background except exploer.exe and systemtray or something. i dont really remeber and i was under the impression that this would help speed up the computer alittle. so my question is if there are certain processes that you cant shut down in xp while closing the rest of them? Thanx
  2. physician


    Jul 13, 2004

    Welcome to the forum

    If you know what you are doing, then you can do a control alt delete and then select processes to end. It is risky if you don't have any idea what should be running and what should not...doc
  3. jamesh2923


    Aug 22, 2004
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