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Which task processes are necessary?

By drbadami79 ·
OS- Win XP Professional.STand alone ,not connected to any network.Which task processes are absolutely necessary and which can be killed?
What is 'svchost.exe?It is repeated in my list 5 times.Once with Network,local service, 3 times with system.please explain.
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Which task processes are necessary?

by Ann777 In reply to Which task processes are ...

MSKB Q303777

This above article explains and resolves the problem with multiple svchost.exe

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Which task processes are necessary?

by drbadami79 In reply to Which task processes are ...

Anna777 thanks.The MSKB reference doesn't explain my question.It relates only to a USB scanner.
However as I was experimenting and closed down many of the processes and services,Win XP now shuts down in a snap!!
would still like to know what the 5entries of svchost.exe in my task manager mean?

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