How can I permanently set priorities?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dmuk, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. dmuk

    dmuk OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hi, how can I change program priorities so they start up at a particular one without me having to change it? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mooz

    Mooz Moozically Con~foozed

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    mmm top question i dont know the answer but am intrigued ...me watches
     
  3. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    here's one way

    see here - but you have to pay for this utility.

    I should be a little careful about overriding these too - usually an app sets its priorty in an informed way and you can mess with the stability of your system overriding things like this, or you may just think you are speeding things up and introduce problems.

    Anyway the link is there if you must have it - I have never used this so no recommendation implied though.
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    you can probably do it with a batch file to launch the app...the only other way is hackking the app or hacking the os.

    it's actually possible to hack the os, You need to find a copy of imagecfg.exe. This shipped with the NT4 product CD (in \support\debug\i386) and with the Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit Supplement One.

    it will probably hurt performance though, and destabalize the box...I can't in good concience give you directions how to do it...if you know what you'r doing you should be able to track down the metrhod with the info I just posted
     
  5. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    and another

    and also see here for a free/shareware that enables a new setting property for a program/shortcut to enable it to start as high priority - if that's what you want.
     
  6. dmuk

    dmuk OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Thanks, that program seems to do the trick. I set "high priority" as default while I leave the comp running overnight. Because I use Autogk (a divx encoding program), it automatically starts new applications (or the sames ones over and over) so I need something to automatically set it to high.

    Just got to make sure I turn it off when I use the PC during the day, otherwise every program i start will be high, and probably make the system unstable :eek:

    Thanks. :)
     
  7. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    here's a batch file :)
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    cd /d C:\Path\To\File
    start /high executablename.exe
    start /? for more options.
     
  8. dmuk

    dmuk OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Unfotunately, that program doesnt work for my needs, and nor will the batch file I think.

    The problem is, is that autogk starts the program itself (rather than the user clicking on the .exe), so unless I hack the code (near impossible I'd imagine)to autogk I don't think there is a way around.