Safely Fix Too Many Background Processes in Windows 10

Safely Fix Too Many Background Processes in Windows 10

Having too many background processes running on your Windows 10 system can slow down your computer and affect its performance. Here are some effective solutions to help you reduce unnecessary background processes and improve your system's speed.

How to Fix Too Many Background Processes in Windows 10?​

1. Use Task Scheduler​

  • Click on the Start Menu button (Windows flag) and type Task.
  • Select Task Scheduler on the Start Menu search results.
  • On the Task Scheduler app interface, many process titles in the Name column are unnecessary or third-party apps. Task Scheduler

  • Select the process you want to prevent from auto start, right-click, and choose Disable from the context menu.
    disable process in Task Scheduler
  • Ensure you see the Disabled notification below the Status column header next to the selected process.
  • Repeat the above steps for all other processes entered into the Task Scheduler automatically.
Disabling unnecessary startup programs reduces the number of background processes and speeds up your system's startup time.

2. Disable Third-Party Software Services from Windows Startup​

  • Open Services:
    • Press Windows + R, type services.msc, and hit Enter.
  • Find and Disable Services:
    • In the Services window, find third-party software services you don’t need, double-click them, set the Startup type to Disabled, and then click Apply and OK.
Disabling unnecessary third-party software services ensures they do not restart your system, further reducing background processes.

3. Perform a Clean Boot​

  • Open System Configuration:
    • Press Windows + R, type msconfig, and hit Enter.
  • Hide All Microsoft Services:
    • Go to the Services tab, check Hide all Microsoft services, then click Disable all.
  • Disable Startup Items:
    • Go to the Startup tab and click Open Task Manager.
    • In the Task Manager window, disable all startup items.
  • Restart Your Computer:
    • Close Task Manager, click OK in the System Configuration window, and restart your computer.

Performing a clean boot helps you start Windows with a minimal set of drivers and startup programs, isolating any problematic software that might be causing too many background processes.

By following these steps, you can effectively manage and reduce the number of background processes in Windows 10, improving your system's performance and responsiveness.
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