Re: [NTO] Win2K
MSConfig: use StartupCop (PCMag) and/or StartupDelayer (both should be easy
to find with Google) and work almost exactly the same as in Win9x to figure
out what's getting started and how to control it. (btw: MSFT Help in Win2K
is vastly superior to that in Win98 and well worth checking out)
You've certainly already found out that the TaskManager shows more info than
the loosely equivalent C+A+D from Win9x.
For getting a handle on running services etc I highly recommend
TaskInfo2003. (again Google) (I have it start from Startup and leave running
all the time). Amongst other good things it can show services and process in
a tree-view making it clear what's going on in the background and the CPU%
column can be clicked to give a list sorted by per-cent CPU usage. As well,
if you selct a specific task the lower panel will show all files (and
Registry keys and a bunch of other stuff) with additions and releases in any
time-slice (1/2 second, 1 second or 5 seconds) shown in green or red. VERY
useful for verifying that something is actually happening as opposed to a
program having just stalled.
URL's available if you can't find them ;-)
btw: I see that every once in a while you do the same thing I do ... forget
to strip the extra [xxxx] inserted by Popfile. To bad OE-6 won't recognize
the special headers that Popfile puts in ;-(
Regards ... Alec
---- Original Message ----
From: "Ed Brown" <edbrown@...>
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 19:14
Subject: [ntab_all] [NTO] Win2K
> I have 37 running processes, which I think means programs or apps.
> This is a new computer and I have never used 2k before. I tried to
> type in msconfig and it tells me "we ain't got no stinking msconfig."
> So I do I cut down or stop the 37 running processes and I how can I
> tell which are necessary for Win2K to operate properly and which ones
> I can remove, when I find out how to remove them. Thanks Ed