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Programes running in background

I have programes running in the background that efect other programes
that I work with. What I need to know is what I need running & what
doesn't need to be running to operate properly? I am running windows xp home addtion

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Hi,
Press Ctrl, Alt and Del and click on the processes tab, this will show you what processes are running in your computer at the time.
If you want to stop certain processes from starting up with the computer then in the run box type msconfig, this will bring up the system configuration utility, click on the startup tab and you will see what starts up with the computer, in that tab you can disable or enable processes.
Be careful what you are doing as you can mess certain settings up if disable the wrong process.


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