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Hi Mouser,

Still running an older Gateway (GT5268E) with an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 (1.86GHz), Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and 6 GB of RAM, so even Firefox and Bitdefender can hog all the CPU at times, especially if Windows Update is running.  Thought that Process Tamer would be perfect in this situation, and so far it's been extremely helpful.

My problem, though, is that every time I start the pc I have to deal with the User Account Control popup no matter what I've tried to avoid it.  I did what your instructions said and elevated all the shortcuts to Admin rights, even going to the program files themselves and doing it there to the Tray, Config, and Update exes. 

I found that you'd added the 64-bit beta so I removed the other version and installed it, also raising all the property files to run as administrator. Restarted, but still get the popup, although it's a different color, probably signifying the 64-bit change in program.  Tried to change compatibility mode to Win 7 - no joy. Vista mode either.

What am I doing wrong, or not doing?  Very frustrating, and enough of a hindrance to uninstall the program altogether, or not have it start with Windows and just run it when needed.

Any help much appreciated!  Thanks.

Which shortcut are you altering?  The one in the startup folder on the start menu?  The others won't help if you're starting up the program at startup.

Good question!  No, I hadn't changed that shortcut, but just now did - no effect.  Unchecked all the Run As compatibility boxes to where they were at installation, leaving all Run as Administrator boxes checked - also no effect. 

I do have the program installed on a different partition than my main drive (C) - could that be part of my issue?

Regarding the hogging of the CPU:
When watching 1080p videos or listening to 320KBps MP3s, my old 2.6GHz Dual Core (4GByte RAM) clunker starts to act up. For no apparent reason I see with Process Explorer that all available computing resources are fully used up and video/audio starts to stutter. After I terminate  Foobar2000 or PotPlayer, about 60% (on average) of available resources are still being used, but now by the Windows Management Instrumentation service.

A little bit of Google research revealed that this service and the services that depend on the WMI service are actually started in the wrong order. So I created a little batch script that stops the WMI service (and dependent services and restarts these services. Sometimes I must execute it more than once, but afterwards I don't experience any stutter anymore.

So if your system is suddenly consuming a lot of computing resources, you could apply this trick instead. Although it sounds a bit silly, it works like a charm on my system and it might work on your system too.

Those are the names of the services that need to restart in Windows 2012. While I don't think these service names are different in Windows 7, I wouldn't be surprised if they are.

Regarding the installation location:
Whether you install software on or off the C:\ partition, as long as Windows is able to access that location, Windows as a whole and that piece of software remains working just fine.

For years my systems contain at least 4 different partitions, the 1st is only for Windows itself, the 2nd is for the programs I install, the 3rd for the data I make and/or manage and the final one is just for temporary file storage. The rationale behind this strict separation is that I take a lot of work out of the hands of the NTFS file system this way. Now it only needs to taker care of finding the ideal positions of files on each partition and afterwards the content om partitions 1 and 2 will barely change.

The file system only needs to do a little content "house-keeping" on partition 3 and the temporary files on partition 4 can easily be discarded, so those files don't matter at all. This structure keeps systems lean and mean, even after years of operation. Many on this forum and real life think I am way too extreme with this divvying up, but I see only advantages. Besides consistent speed, it also makes backing up data much easier.

Anyway, Windows will work fine. You might encounter software that "expects" certain software to be in a certain location, but that is usually software written in a way that is not according to Microsoft's guidelines. Properly written software really doesn't care where it is installed.

^ I don't think that answers the question at hand?  :huh:


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