Setting base priority persistently or shortcut

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by GregcGen, May 25, 2007.

  1. GregcGen

    GregcGen Guest

    I'm running Vista Business, core duo 1.8, 1GB RAM on a Dell notebook.

    I am often running VMWare, which spawns several other processes. I want them
    all to run a HIGH base priority.

    Some of the processes are automatically kicked off with High priority now,
    but many of them start as "normal."

    Is there any way to set up specific programs to run at elevated priority?
    Via configuration, registry, shortcut, etc?

    Thanks,

    Greg C
     
    GregcGen, May 25, 2007
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  2. GregcGen

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Greg,

    No, you have to manually reset the priority each time. The program would
    need to be rewritten to change the default priority settings.
     
    Rick Rogers, May 25, 2007
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  3. GregcGen

    GregcGen Guest

    Thanks for the response, Rick

    Is there any way to change base priority via script or a seperate program?
    (i.e. change BP for currently-running programs with image name "vmware.exe",
    etc)
    I DO have VS 2005 still in its box :)

    Greg C
     
    GregcGen, May 25, 2007
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  4. GregcGen

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi Greg,

    There are tools like this one: http://www.prnwatch.com/prio.html that can do
    that for you, so it certainly can be done. I'm not familiar enough with the
    requirements to write one of my own.
     
    Rick Rogers, May 26, 2007
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