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Kill all non-system processes

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Elliot B.    1,297
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Is a script the best way? Is there a single-use program I can use?

 

Basically, something similar to a temporary 'game mode'.

Edited by Elliot B.

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Nick H.    8,776

Isn't this going to cause issues with applications crashing and the like?

 

Could you not just disable services under msconfig and disable unnecessary applications under Task Manager's startup tab?

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hasad77    1
On 4/17/2018 at 10:49 AM, Nick H. said:

Isn't this going to cause issues with applications crashing and the like?

 

Could you not just disable services under msconfig and disable unnecessary applications under Task Manager's startup tab?

Agreed. What is your purpose of killing all non-system apps, may I ask?

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xendrome    5,050

Autoruns can filter out all microsoft and windows entries on startup, you can try that.

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Elliot B.    1,297
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1 hour ago, hasad77 said:

Agreed. What is your purpose of killing all non-system apps, may I ask?

At work, we all get laptops.

 

Even though we are a large organisastion (with many teams and many different requirements), all of the laptops have the same system images on them.

 

Due to this, most background programs are unnecessary for me and, as it only has a 5,400 RPM HDD inside, keeping Windows 10 lean is my aim.

 

An example of the contents of the batch file is:

rem Acrobat Reader and Acrobat Manager
taskkill /t /im AdobeARM.exe

rem Dell/Alps touchpad driver
taskkill /t /im ApMsgFwd.exe

rem Alps Pointing-device Driver
taskkill /t /im ApntEx.exe

rem Dell/Alps touchpad driver
taskkill /t /im Apoint.exe

rem Dell/Alps touchpad driver
taskkill /t /im hidfind.exe

rem Java Platform SE binary
taskkill /t /im jusched.exe

rem Java Update Checker
taskkill /t /im jucheck.exe

rem Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
taskkill /t /im RAVBg64.exe

rem Realtek HD Audio Manager
taskkill /t /im RtkNGUI64.exe

rem Cisco AnyConnect User Interface
taskkill /t /im vpnui.exe

rem Waves MaxxAudio Service Application
taskkill /t /im WavesSvc64.exe

rem WavesSysSvc Service Application
taskkill /t /im WavesSysSvc64.exe
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