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Bolt40
10-26-2005, 04:18 PM
Running Windows XP task manager , I had 43 processes running http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif , I have no idea which ones I could disable to give me more free memory to play IL2 / CoD etc . any input on what processes you guys run that are essential & ones that can be disabled would be helpful .

Bolt40
10-26-2005, 04:18 PM
Running Windows XP task manager , I had 43 processes running http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif , I have no idea which ones I could disable to give me more free memory to play IL2 / CoD etc . any input on what processes you guys run that are essential & ones that can be disabled would be helpful .

Troll2k
10-26-2005, 04:31 PM
Try here: http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/

or here: http://answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm

They do not specifically tell you what to turn off but they do tell you what everything is.

when you click on the individual proccesses in the list it will tell you if it is essential.

LEBillfish
10-26-2005, 04:48 PM
Read this which also includes video tutoriaals on clean booting your windows pc for gaming by Microsoft

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=331796

arcadeace
10-26-2005, 04:49 PM
I use Process Explorer (http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html). I keep in my launch tray but it can even substitute for alt-ctrl-del. Its simple, much more informative and you can know imediately what€s going on. And its free.

Nice utilities link Troll.

codeseven7
10-26-2005, 04:55 PM
Bolt40, the one and only,

http://majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=12

Dew-Claw
10-27-2005, 11:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Arcadeace:
I use Process Explorer (http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html). I keep in my launch tray but it can even substitute for alt-ctrl-del. Its simple, much more informative and you can know imediately what€s going on. And its free.

Nice utilities link Troll. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I use it too.
what I like best is the ability to right click a process, and google an answer to exactly what its doing.

great for catching spyware that somehow got past your blocker.

Padser
10-28-2005, 03:10 AM
~S~

You might want to look into FS Autostart as well: http://www.airwarfare.com/tech/utilities.htm#012

Cheers,

Pads

Sun_Ra
10-28-2005, 06:39 AM
I second Dew-Claw's advise. FS Autostart is a nice utility, even I can use it. Also, if not used, remove MS Messenger, Outlook Express, MSN and any other major bloatware once and for all.

TacticalYak3
10-28-2005, 11:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Padser:
~S~

You might want to look into FS Autostart as well: http://www.airwarfare.com/tech/utilities.htm#012

Cheers,

Pads </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I like this too mate. Still need to read a good article on what processes to consider shutting down. BlackViper had a website but I believe he is still nolonger actively updating. Others have kept links to his information available.

I have @23 processes running before I launch my games. That includes NIS 2005.

Regards,
TactS!

Clan_Graham
10-28-2005, 02:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEBillfish:
Read this which also includes video tutoriaals on clean booting your windows pc for gaming by Microsoft

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=331796 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Hey Billfish.....does that clean boot work for on-line gaming as well as off-line gaming?
Doesn't shutting down SYSTEM.INI and WIN.INI and HIDE ALL MICROSOFT SERVICES effect on-line play at all?
And does it effect comms over TeamSpeak? (if you use it, that is)

Thanks.

SlickStick
10-28-2005, 03:17 PM
It's a shame BV's site is gone. He had updated his list after SP2 was released. I'm not sure Major geeks has that info.

Oh Black Viper, why have you foresaken us?!?!?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

codeseven7
10-28-2005, 07:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SlickStick:
It's a shame BV's site is gone. He had updated his list after SP2 was released. I'm not sure Major geeks has that info.

Oh Black Viper, why have you foresaken us?!?!?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=12

Jumoschwanz
10-28-2005, 09:16 PM
I just booted up windows 2000 on my computer, activated the TAsk manager, and goodness gracious me, there were twenty processes running, less than half the processes running on Bolt40's rig. And I just made sure three of these will not start next time I boot, so I am down to 17.

First of all, Bill Gates Big Brother operating system for the mindless masses, Widows XP has more krap running in the background anyway.
Then the same mindless masses install every piece of Krap program that they are told they need or is good, and before you know it your ram and cpu is being used to keep this krap running so it can download updates whenever it wants, and throw up notices about how much good it is and can do for you, and how you should buy/install the latest version of it.

Run a search for a program called "startupcpl", it takes up about 60kb of disk space and will keep a lot of krap from starting up with windows. Disable anything you can from automatically updating, starting up or doing anything at all. In short learn what the heck is running on your computer.
If you can shut this Krap off and only have it running when you are using it is like getting a free computer upgrade, as you free up resources to use for the task at hand, like this sim for instance.

Learn about and use bit-torrent technology and download yourself nice copy of windblows2000, it is still fully supported by Bill, many corporations and buisnesses still use it, and it will do anything xp will do, and use less computer power to do it. The latest 64-bit editions of windows use enough of your computers resources that you will actually have a fps drop because of it.
It is only going to get worse. The trend is for computer operating systems and software to firmly guide you to do what is best for the software and OS companies, while it is made to look like they are "helping" you. All they are interested in helping you at is to stay a mindless drone to do thier bidding and shovel your cash at them. Turn the tables. Take your computer back, hang out with hackers. Stick it to the man.

Jumoschwanz

Vengeanze
10-29-2005, 04:24 AM
If you have enough harddisk space I suggest installing two XP - one for std operations where all std services are running and one gaming XP where most services are disabled.

This way when booting to your gaming XP u can disable stuff like the firewall, antivirus, spooling and stuff.
This setup leaves u with like 5-7 processes and all memory set for gaming. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

major_setback
10-29-2005, 08:37 AM
All your questions answered and your wishes met http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif - FSAutoStart:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/3201029173


Authors site:

http://www.kensalter.com/fsautostart/



m-s

gunzuncle
10-29-2005, 09:55 AM
Here's a link to BV's site thru the "internet archive" :

http://web.archive.org/web/20041128094512/http://www.blackviper.com/
it's the 'homepage' but all his other pages are accessable thru his 'links'. I run his 'safe' settings with no problems at all.

codeseven7
10-30-2005, 09:21 AM
I used his disable services guide for gaming and it worked great. He shows you how to have the option of which OS mode (normal, safe, gaming) that you want running before your OS starts up, all while only having a single OS install.

Dew-Claw
10-30-2005, 04:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by major_setback:
All your questions answered and your wishes met http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif - FSAutoStart:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/3201029173


Authors site:

http://www.kensalter.com/fsautostart/



m-s </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wish I'd known about FSautostart a long time ago.
no more killing tasks in task manager!
a quick profile setup and BOOM! all unwanted processes are gone and the game launches clean.
All in 1 click.
Then when you close PF you can have those processes restart.
GREAT program.