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Launch apps with desired priority setting
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
Launch apps with desired priority setting

Let's say you have a game installed called HIGH NEEDS and the executable is called HN.exe

Here's what to do:

-Create a new textfile in the game-app wathever-directory (let's say C:\HN), but instead of giving it the .txt extension you name it  HN.bat
-Right-click this file and choose 'Edit', you'll see it'll open notepad. Put this line in:
cmd /c start /High HN.exe
-Save (make sure you save it as .bat, not as .txt) and close.

Now create a shortcut to this file and place it on your desktop. Every time you doubleclick this shortcut HIGH NEEDS will open with priority set to 'high'. (ofcourse you can also create a batchfile on your desktop, containing the full path of the app you want to start but the nice thing of creating a shortcut is you can give it an icon).

These are all the settings: Realtime, High, AboveNormal, Normal, BelowNormal, Low.

*Realtime is not recommended unless you have a dual-CPU system!

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this is a slightly risky setting. nearly any program under the "realtime" setting becomes unstable. the tip is, for the most part, accurate.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by Mopar)
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    The man does say Realtime is only for a dual CPU outfit....which I have and Realtime is so fast
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This one really makes any app go at warp speed.....thanks very much for this tip...its a ripper :) MP
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Couldn't you do this? cmd /c start /High %1 Then you just drag and drop a game shortcut onto this icon and the %1 will be replaced automatically by the game exe name.
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    What's the difference between Realtime and High? I am running a dual-CPU System. Grant.
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Coz it works perfectly
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is a useful technique but must be used with care. This is NOT a performance tweak. Under most real world situations a higer priority will not improve performance. Changing priority should only be done to solve specific problems. Know what you are doing, mistakes can casue severe problems. Larry Miller Microsoft MCSA
     
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