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I've noticed that Vista has unnecessarily many processes running in the background.. for me 59 processes! (I remember back in the XP days.. most I ever had was 37 processes with games running and iTunes running and such)

I find all these processes are unnecessary since I don't even use half the features of Vista anyway (DEP would be an example of something I don't use but can't turn off because I don't know how).

Are there any processes (or maybe even services) that I could turn off which wouldn't have a problem? (I already turned off Superfetch [service], I like having space in my Physical Memory..) There must be some processes that I could stop from loading using msconfig

Thanks in advance.
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Im @ 46 processes after a fresh install, watching a movie w/ Media Center and Firefox open . . only things ive installed is klite codec, Xi-fi drives, firefox, and Nvidia Drivers

>> oh and Im running home premium

EDIT >> sorry I was multi tasking. . I know thats not what you wanted to hear but I dont know what you can safely turn off . . . I was just trying to give you an Idea of how many are in the base system (I reformatted/installed a couple hours ago)
 
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Well, I wouldn't mind anything below 45 processes, but 59 is still too much. If I remove the things that I use all the time (Steam, AIM, MSN, AVG, Windows Defender, Firefox, Windows Media Player) then I still have around 50.

Vista also is kind (sarcasm) in that when I run CS:S I lose about 50 FPS. When I had XP Pro, I used to get around 170 FPS on cs_office with around 45+ people in the server. Now I get a lousy 90-120 FPS average on the same map. The only reason why I keep Vista is because I'm going to get a new graphics card anyway soon enough, and because everything looks so nice. -_-;;
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Well, I wouldn't mind anything below 45 processes, but 59 is still too much. If I remove the things that I use all the time (Steam, AIM, MSN, AVG, Windows Defender, Firefox, Windows Media Player) then I still have around 50.

Vista also is kind (sarcasm) in that when I run CS:S I lose about 50 FPS. When I had XP Pro, I used to get around 170 FPS on cs_office with around 45+ people in the server. Now I get a lousy 90-120 FPS average on the same map. The only reason why I keep Vista is because I'm going to get a new graphics card anyway soon enough, and because everything looks so nice. -_-;;
I have 18 processes from a fresh boot in XP. I'm sure Vista has all kinds of useless services starting that can be disabled, just as in XP.
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Now I get a lousy 90-120 FPS average on the same map.
Darn 90-120 FPS that is so horrible. j/k
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Yes, I'm wondering what I can disable that would stop its process from loading on startup.

Also, I'm REALLY wondering why this is happening, but I'm running two processes of the same name, and it's a SYSTEMS process too.

I'm running the following processes with the same name: (2) csrss.exe, (2) rundll32.exe, (11) svchost.exe, (2) taskeng.exe.
And sometimes I get other processes with the same names pop-up in Windows Task Manager.

Please help me understand why I'm running the processes twice?


EDIT: I understand that there should be multiple instances of svchost.exe running from Local Services, Systems, and (Username). But I'm running two of each from the same username.
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Originally Posted by _Wowzers_ View Post
Yes, I'm wondering what I can disable that would stop its process from loading on startup.

Also, I'm REALLY wondering why this is happening, but I'm running two processes of the same name, and it's a SYSTEMS process too.

I'm running the following processes with the same name: 2 csrss.exe, 2 rundll32.exe, 11 svchost.exe, 2 taskeng.exe.
And sometimes I get other processes with the same names pop-up in Windows Task Manager.

Please help me understand why I'm running the processes twice?
To get rid of some of those svchost.exe's, disable the network connections you're not using.
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you could already check for vista tweaks.. a good place would be tweakvista.com or search around for processess to disable.. just like in xp..
    
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I'm only using one network connection which is Local Area Network thats connected to my router. Nothing else.
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There's no other ethernet ports enabled but unhooked?
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