If you feel your CPU isn’t capable of handling all processes optimomly in Windows Vista, you can set a CPU priority for each process to make sure the most important tasks running aren’t sacrificed.
The following tutorial demonstrates how to run a process with higher or lower CPU priority when using a version of the Windows Vista operating system.
How to Run Process with Higher or Lower CPU Priority in Windows Vista
You can set CPU priorities for programs/processes in the Task Manager. Here is how to do that:
1. Right-click on the taskbar on the bottom of the desktop.
2. Click on Task Manager from the taskbar context menu.
3. From the Windows Task Manager dialog, click on the Processes tab.
4. Click on Show processes from all users.
5. From the Image Name column, right-click on the process you want to set a higher or lower CPU priority.
6. From the context menu, hover over Set Priority, and then from the secondary context menu set the CPU priority to Realtime, High, Above Normal, Normal, Below Normal, or Low.
7. When you see the Changing the priority of certain processes could cause system instability warning dialog, click on Change priority.
In conclusion, that is how to set the CPU priority for programs and processes in Windows Vista.