Service and a process

By sanjay_dreams ·
HI guys I'm using Windows Xp
Can anyone explain me what is the difference between a service and a process in windows ..

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This in Task manager ?

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Service and a process

Essentially services are background processes. They either run all the time whnetger anyone is logged on or not, and or they are available for all logged on users, instead of having to run one instance for each.
There are a few rules for making a process a service, but the essential split in task manager is processes that have been registered as services on installing them.

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Posted in wrong place.

by OldER Mycroft In reply to This in Task manager ?
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Processes - Services ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Service and a process

Your Antivirus is a Process (running in the background and having a single function).

The 'Print' command is a Service - you click on 'Print' in any one of many utilities like M$ Word or whatever, then the Print Service goes off and finds all the processes necessary to produce a printed sheet of paper.

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