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Is there a way to change an application's default execution priority in Windows XP? I've heard that an application's installer usually sets its priority, so I'm thinking that there must be a registry setting somewhere that can do this.

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Any luck since then? –  Ivan May 1 at 21:28
    
Perhaps there can be a resident application or a service that watches the list of processes running, waits for a particular executable to emerge in it and changes its priority then. –  Ivan May 1 at 21:35

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I have never seen an application run on any priority other than "Normal" unless I changed it. You can always change applications priorities in the Task Manager or launch it with a different priority from the command line.

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How do I launch the application from the command line with a different priority? –  Jim Fell Sep 14 '12 at 17:24
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support.microsoft.com/kb/191771 You can change an apps shortcut to use this command so when launching it via the shrotcut, the priority will be set. –  Keltari Sep 14 '12 at 17:26

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