Increase or Decrease Process Priority In Windows

by Rohit Khurana on December 1, 2011


You might have experienced a situation where even you want one of the application running on your Windows computer to act and run fast but still you see it running slowly. This might be due to the higher CPU usage by some of the other unwanted processes. These processes often dominate over other and takes up more resources then one can expect. It results in lowering down the responsiveness of your computer and making other applications slower, as already mentioned, which you want to be run faster. For such scenarios, we introduce one of the latest developed utility which can help you out by giving the priority to the applications that you want.

Process Prioritizer is basically a small, useful and most importantly a freely available application that allows the user to adjust the priority of any of the running applications, in order to make them run faster so that the other memory intensive applications running in the system may not interfere with them. It gives various options by which user may add applications under Real-Time, High, Normal and Idle priority settings, and it also allows the user to view a complete list of currently active processes. The user at any time may choose the Operating Mode which definitely helps in running the needed application much faster.



This application may be downloaded from the link given below and can be installed in few simple steps. After installing the utility, you may simply add the required applications to Process Prioritizer, by simply right-clicking on its system tray icon and by selecting the open option from there. After this you need to choose the Operating Mode from the System Process Scan option present there and then the Shell Hook. Here, you may observe that this option present as the System Process Scan allows you to define a Refresh Interval between 5 and 60 seconds, while on the other hand Shell Hook scans all the processes and changes any instance of any process listed for priority change thus finally resulting in a change in the priority value.


After selecting all the options listed above, you need to select a tab among the options available at the top which are Real-Time, High, Normal and Idle, depending on the level of priority you want to set for your application. After selecting this, you need to click on Add and enter the complete name of the process for that application in order to prioritize that particular process. Now the question arise how to identify the name of that particular process? For this, you may find the names for application processes under the Current Processes tab.

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