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Working with Windows Startup Processes and PowerShell

Summary: Ed Wilson, Microsoft Scripting Guy, talks about using Windows PowerShell to examine startup processes in Windows 10. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning I am playing with the Xbox One Smart Glass app on Windows 10. I have used the app since it was in beta, and I just got my Xbox One. But I have started using...

PowerTip: Find Processes with High Priority

Summary: Learn how to use Windows PowerShell to find processes that have a high priority.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to quickly see what processes have a high priority or an above normal priority?  Open Windows PowerShell with Admin rights, use the Get-Process cmdlet to return processes, and filter     &...

Use PowerShell to Repeatedly Terminate Specific Processes

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to terminate processes that start at random times.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a question that I hope you can answer. It seems that there are several processes that keep starting on my computer running Windows 8.1. That eat up lots of resources, and I ...

Use PowerShell to Monitor for Process Startup

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to monitor for process startup. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. This morning, I spent a decent amount of time answering an email from a former colleague. I will actually share his email and my reply this coming weekend. In the meantime, I was playing...

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