Do you want to increase the speed of one program over others? One of the simplest ways is to start a program with a higher priority than the others and in this short guide I’m going to explain how to do it step by step … Are you ready? Let’s go …
Modern operating systems have the ability to run multiple programs at the same time. It is what is called multitasking . What happens in reality is not exactly a simultaneous execution of several processes, but a very fast execution of a part of each single program at a time …
In the eyes of the user, the programs appear to run concurrently and this is what normally happens, but it is also possible to tell the operating system to give a higher priority to one of these programs to make sure that it is assigned more cycles of processing compared to other applications running at that time.
Usually each program runs with a standard priority but it is possible, during the launch phase, to assign another priority and we will now see how to do it.
How to start a high priority program
All you have to do is create a file with the start commands to launch the program. It’s very simple. Open Notepad and enter this line:
Now save the file to your desktop, but don’t use the TXT extension. You have to save it with a BAT extension.
Once you have saved the file you can copy it wherever you want and start it. I recommend that you copy it to the folder where the executable is located . Now all you have to do is create a link to this startup file by changing the icon to make it look like the original link.
The link to the newly created file will appear on the desktop. Right-click on the link, select properties and click Change Icon . Now choose the icon that belongs to the original executable file.
Now the link will look exactly like the original only that the program will start with a higher priority than the others and consequently it will be more reactive and faster in execution.
Well, now that you know how to start a high-priority program, you can decide to reserve more computation cycles for the programs that need them most. For example, I have raised the priority of eMule to ensure that queues and downloads are processed faster. If you have any questions, I invite you to use the comments found at the end of this article.