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Tune Up Your Windows 7 By Changing The Process Priorities

Do you think that any particular application is running too slow in your Windows 7? Sometimes the application we are using run quite slowly while other less important apps run perfectly fine, this is because Windows assigns equal priority to every program. You can increase the priority of any application by increasing the priority of it’s process, in this way Windows will give more resources to a program who’s priority is high. It is very easy to increase/decrease the priorities of any particular process in Windows 7.

First of all launch the Task Manager by right clicking in the empty area in the System task bar and then choose the Start Task Manager option. Or simply hit the following hotkey Ctrl+Shift+Esc.

Start task manager

In the Applications tab right-click the application who’s process priority needs to be changed, and choose the “Go to Process” option from the context menu that appears.

Go To Process

Now right-click a process and select the “Set Priority” option. Here you can choose the desired priority, you can choose from Real-time, High, Above Normal, Normal, Below Normal, and Low.

Change Priority

That’s it, now confirm the priority change in the next step.

Confirm Change Prority Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    this tip might not look important but REMEMBER  cpu is the most powerful fastest component in your entire system,  cpu have the speeds of  L1-112,849mb/s , L2 and L3 are bit slower, BUT your ram have the speed of only 8,000mb/s for ddr3 10600, and pitiful moment is hdd has only 130mb/s at most for 7200rpm.

    so if you increase priority you’ll more performance

    • HD SATA (AHCI) have 300mb/s, not? 130mb/s nowadays are a very slow value. And the rest of your info was very interesting for me. L1 cache is really fast!

  • Janus Daniels

    I’d like a way to save priorities for processes in Windows 8.

  • Guest

    Windows 8 makes something easy – like change the process priority – something really “hard” to find – it is simple, but i needed to search on the internet to learn how.
    Thank you for this useful post, and sorry my bad English. o/

  • Mark L.

    How can I make the change permanent so it always starts at that priority.