Windows Internal Processes, presented by…

August 10, 2008 at 1:12 pm Leave a comment

Microsoft, the company everyone loves to hate.  I myself like to use Autoruns.  I saw that MS had acquired it and left out tools that were of use primarily for programmers, supposedly.  Knowledgeable users can do a hell of a lot more than was expected when I was a kid.  I, of course, did none of that.  That site I linked to is hard to find and has enormously valuable tools.  Process explorer and process monitor under utilities from the ‘sysinternals process utilities’ can be uniquely useful at times, for instance.


And here is an index that’s a lot more handy, actually.  I also returned again to write this.  I can’t overemphasize that if you decide to stop a process you’d better know what you’re doing.  This is a library of very powerful programs that could easily destabilize a copy of Windows past repair.   The system.ini and autorun.bat were things that established the parameters of the given system, something you expect your GUI (your nice shiny platform like Windows, Mac/Leopard, Linux or any of at least 20 OS’s) to do these days.  If you blew it, you could type them in again.  Watching processes is fine.  Look for some information before doing anything, and Google really is a good place to start.  There’s also ZDNet, PCMag and eWeek that have expert help, especially the ZDNet forums.


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