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2387Re: [Vista] Re: Number of processors not resettable in msconfig

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  • rickglaz4742435
    Apr 23, 2013
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      Some brands of computer have more settings in the BIOS,
      specifically that one.
      I would look there. (Mine do. I pick my MBs carefully.)

      I looked in device manager under Processors (on VISTA) here,
      but "disable" is grayed out so I doubt MS would let me do it.

      Someone might write a "parking" program for that...
      My CPU cores "*park*" themselves as needed.

      msconfig is supposed to be a temporary workaround, not a
      permanent repair.


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      Roger wrote:

      > On second thought, I still would
      > appreciate help on msconfig, specifically on how to proceed
      > to turn the second processor off.  I got it done once
      > or twice, and that had the expected effect, but I haven't
      > been able to repeat that recently.  Maybe Microsoft in
      > its patronizing wisdom, assuming they know what consumers
      > want, have built restrictions into msconfig, that permit you
      > to change the number of processors only once or twice in
      > what they hope will be the product cycle.  I would have
      > to change once a week.  As rebooting is required to
      > complete a requested change, and reboots can be requested by
      > different buttons, maybe I am just clicking the wrong
      > button?  Also, clicking OK under the General tab seems
      > to be required.  But which reboot option is the most
      > opportune then?  Is there a User Manual for msconfig
      > somewhere in the Internet jungle?  I couldn't find user
      > support on the MS website, like there used to be.
      > R.B.
      > --- In Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com,
      > "Roger" <rogerbelling@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Sorry to have bothered you for nothing:  By poking
      > around in msconfig, I found that clicking to reboot with the
      > original settings actually restores the old value - though
      > one is not allowed to set the number of processors
      > explicitly.
      > > R.B.
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In Windows_Vista_operating_system@yahoogroups.com,
      > "Roger" <rogerbelling@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I solved a synchronization problem in a real-time
      > program by changing msconfig Advanced Boot Options from 2 to
      > 1, and rebooting.  (And the real-time program than
      > worked.)  When I was done with my real-time adventure
      > and wanted my full speed back for batch jobs that run up to
      > several days, in my line of research, msconfig didn't let me
      > change the setting back to where I had had it originally.
      > > > Any clues?
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