Process Explorer is a Windows tool written by Mark Russinovich, used for examining currently running processes and their open handles

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Can't remove certain fonts in Windows 7

We have an x64 Windows 7 professional machine on which some but not all fonts can not be removed. The problematic fonts in question are not system fonts or Microsoft Office fonts (I think, they ...
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Media player classic starts at boot up CPU 100% not listed in msconfig. What is going on?

Every time I boot windows, media player classic starts running in the background (no actual MPC window opens) and hogs the CPU at 100% until I kill it. In process explorer the parent is explorer. I ...
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Editing Hosts File in Windows 8

I'm trying to edit my hosts file in Windows 8 Pro. When I open C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts in notepad++ or any other text editor, make changes and attempt to save, I get a dialog that tells ...
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Process Explorer: How to check what process is holding my external disk?

I have an external disk (MyBook) that I always plug in and out of my PC. The problem now is that when I want to stop the MyBook USB device, I get a "cannot be stopped right now" error. Is there any ...
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98-100% memory use, no process uses more than 25MB

I am having intermittent issues with my gaming computer. Sometimes, while playing Battlefield 3 (only 2 times the problem has occured), my memory usage goes to 100% of my 16GB machine. I close down ...
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Have local admin privileges on Windows XP, but getting “Error terminating process: Access is denied”. How to kill the process?

On one of the Windows XP machines I use regularly, there is a process that starts up periodically. I'd like to be able to kill the process – sometimes – because it occasionally runs when ...
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Is there a way to see GPU System Memory broken down process-by-process?

I am trying to figure out which app in my system is responsible for the memory spikes (note that the spikes are seen on GPU tab). Here's a question that spawned this one. EDIT To show System ...
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Auto start a program (and run under other account) on user logon

I really like Mark Russinovich's Process Explorer so I'm always running it. I would like to automate this task of manually starting this process up every time I logon. But I want this program to run ...