How to Run Windows Programs at Higher Priority in 2020

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on August 28, 2020 by Larious

Run Windows Programs at Higher Priority

For those who don’t know, every program in Windows has a priority level that determines how much resources it will consume when more than one program is running. For example, if you are running two software at the same time, Windows 10 will prioritize both. That means both of the software will use equal system resources.

Similarly, if you are playing a game without running any other program, then Windows will prioritize the game only. On the other hand, if you have a process running in the background, boosting the game’s priority ensures better gaming performance, even if it means slowing down other work.

Windows 10 actually lets you change the process priorities. Changing a process priority determines how much of your computer’s resources are devoted to that particular process. So, in this article, we have decided to share a working method to change process priority in Windows 10 computers.

Steps to Run Windows Program at Higher Priority

Changing process priority on Windows 10 is an easy process. You just need to utilize the task manager to manage the priority levels. So, let’s check out how to change process priorities in Windows Task Manager.

Step 1. First of all, right-click on the taskbar and select ‘Task Manager’

Select 'Task Manager'
Select ‘Task Manager’

Step 2. On the Task Manager right click on the process whose priority you want to change and click on the ‘Go to details’

Click on the 'Go to details'
Click on the ‘Go to details’

Step 3. You will now see the details tab. Right-click on the selected process and select ‘Set Priority’

Select 'Set Priority'
Select ‘Set Priority’

Step 4. You will now see 6 Options – Realtime, High, Above Normal, Normal, Below Normal, and Low.

Priority options
Priority options

Step 5. Realtime is the ‘Highest Priority’, and Low is the ‘Lowest Priority’. From there, you can set the priority of each process, depending on your needs.

Step 6. Once done, click on the ‘Change Priority’ when prompted.

Click on the 'Change Priority' to apply the changes
Click on the ‘Change Priority’ to apply the changes

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can change process priorities in Windows 10 computers.

So, this article is all about how to run an application at a Higher priority in Windows 10. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also.


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