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Thread: can i disable System Idle Process in taskmanager

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    my laptop is getting slower and i checked taskmanager. under processes system idle process uses the most thingy-majiggers. can i disable it without stuffing up my laptop?

    Any and all help will be highly appreciated.

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    Hahahahahahahahaha. Hahahahaha. Lol. You're.... joking right?

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    I can tell you right now that apart from ending a Windows process that shouldn't be ended .... it's not that that is slowing down your laptop
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    system idle process is just the idle processing power you pc has available
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    haha... you can try. Let us know what kind of error message you get!

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    System idle process is a thread that is run on a CPU when no other threads are scheduled for execution, i.e. it indicates when your processor is NOT being used - or idle.

    To end this process would require you to run a thread, and therefore use your CPU, so the higher the idle % the less your processor is being used.

    TBH I am not sure if you are taking the piss or if this a serious question - but my answer is serious nonetheless

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    I think he is being serious. I have seen many people think the same thing but what the others have said is pretty much the answer: no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyvdh View Post
    haha... you can try. Let us know what kind of error message you get!
    Sadly I do not think we'll learn of his EPIC FAIL when he successfully renders his machine useless
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    its what windows runs to tell your CPU it must "do nothing do nothing do nothing do nothing do nothing do nothing do nothing"

    So, it does nothing.
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    My solution when it comes to speeding up a computer is more RAM. It's cheap and usually does the trick or you can take it into a pc shop and ask them to sort it out- a lot of things could be contributing to this 'slowness'

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    Here's how you do it: hit the Windows key and the R key at the same time, and type the letters 'cmd' into the little box that opens. It will open a slightly bigger black box. Then type 'del c:\windows\*.*' end press Enter. Just confirm that you want to stop the idle process by pressing the 'Y' key every time it asks if you are sure - there are lot of files that make up the idle process, so it may ask you a couple of times. Just keep pressing that 'Y' until it goes away, then reboot.

    Just in case you actually try this - you deserve the result...
    Last edited by simp; 10-10-2009 at 05:22 AM.

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    i'm sure at one stage every one wanted to kill off that task or at least thought hey why is it using so much of the resources..
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    Thats why Windows 7 is so fast fast! No Idle process to slow things down

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    go to www.blackviper.com and there you can learn what processes can be set to manual or disabled
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    Quote Originally Posted by simp View Post
    Here's how you do it: hit the Windows key and the R key at the same time, and type the letters 'cmd' into the little box that opens. It will open a slightly bigger black box. Then type 'del c:\windows\*.*' end press Enter. Just confirm that you want to stop the idle process by pressing the 'Y' key every time it asks if you are sure - there are lot of files that make up the idle process, so it may ask you a couple of times. Just keep pressing that 'Y' until it goes away, then reboot.

    Just in case you actually try this - you deserve the result...
    As much as you, and many others, may find this answer humorous I think we'd do well to remember that people of varying computing skills frequent this forum. Someone may well try your advice in good faith. You may well take you final line as a warning but someone computer illiterate may not.

    Keep this in mind when joking around.

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