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Software Support => GroovyMAME => Topic started by: Doom on January 29, 2019, 10:46:59 am

Title: Can I stop Win 7 processes?
Post by: Doom on January 29, 2019, 10:46:59 am
New user here, long time lurker. Iím not too familiar with windows but I run win7 and notice literally over a hundred processed (looks like it at least). Can I stop some of these? Any idea which ones are essential? This seemed like the best place to ask since my setup is a Groovymame dedicated cab with nothing else on it and only USB ports in use.
Title: Re: Can I stop Win 7 processes?
Post by: buttersoft on January 29, 2019, 05:36:53 pm
Most of what runs will be essential windows background tasks. That said, scan the lists for anything that isn't microsfot or windows, and search for that process using google. And take a look at your startup to see if there's anything loading that doesn't need to. Then maybe google a Win7 tweak guide, and try to figure out what you need and what you don't.

I was using a lite build of win 7 for a time - it ran really fast, but not having media player and not having task scheduler and not having heaps of other stuff, turned out to be a real pain in the long run.
Title: Re: Can I stop Win 7 processes?
Post by: Doom on January 29, 2019, 07:58:49 pm
Thanks, will do that. Itís almost all Microsoft so probably not much I can remove.
Title: Re: Can I stop Win 7 processes?
Post by: Mike A on January 29, 2019, 08:51:41 pm
Are you experiencing any problems? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Title: Re: Can I stop Win 7 processes?
Post by: Zebra on January 30, 2019, 05:50:00 pm
You can see what (if anything) is hogging resources in the Windows task manager.

You can also adjust the speed of games in Mame in the INI... if something is running too slow.
Title: Re: Can I stop Win 7 processes?
Post by: buttersoft on January 30, 2019, 08:44:28 pm
You can see what (if anything) is hogging resources in the Windows task manager.

You can also adjust the speed of games in Mame in the INI... if something is running too slow.

The first idea is a good one, but the second defeats the purpose of using GM to get native refresh.
Title: Re: Can I stop Win 7 processes?
Post by: Doom on January 31, 2019, 01:32:33 pm
Are you experiencing any problems? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Yeah Iím not really having any issues. Sometimes Iíve had my front end crash on me but itís not a common occurrence. Iíll just leave it alone after checking Windows Task Manager.