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How to change task execution priority in Windows 11

The Windows 11 operating system enables multiple background tasks and services to be performed simultaneously.

The OS chooses the execution of different processes and tasks based on a priority assigned to each of them since the priority of the process is simply the "importance" of each process.

In this way, the tasks that are essential for the proper functioning of the computer (mainly operating system processes), are given a higher priority, which causes the program / task to be displayed at the top of the list. This helps to ensure that even when your computer is running near peak performance, your PC's core capabilities and operating system are not affected.

Windows 11 has several levels of priorities. Specifically Windows 11 can grant up to a total of 6 priorities to the tasks or processes that are running:

  • Low: This is the lowest priority level in Windows 11. Tasks that operate at this level receive resources only after all other processes have completed their current tasks.
  • Below normal: This priority level just below normal. Processes at this level are allocated fewer resources than normal applications. Best suited for unimportant tasks without time constraints.
  • Normal: Most applications run at this level.
  • Above Normal - This is the next priority level. This process level is used for tasks that need a little boost, but without impacting system processes.
  • High: is the priority level used for important system processes necessary for the proper functioning of the computer. This priority level is NOT recommended for user applications.
  • Real time - This is the highest possible priority level in Windows 11. Essentially, tasks at this level run in real time, at the expense of any other process. For this reason, this level is only reserved for hardware interface processes. Running applications or programs at this priority level can easily crash your computer.

How to increase the speed or priority of execution of apps or tasks in Windows 11 from the Task Manager.

1. On the Windows 11 desktop, use the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Alt + Delete

2. This will bring up a screen, in which you will have to select the option: Task Manager.

3. The Task Manager will open, specifically in the tab: Processes

4. In this list you must select the program or task whose priority you want to change.

5. Line followed you have to go to the tab: Details

6. Here you can see the status and other technical details of the running process. Here too many hidden threads are shown in the processes tab. Right click on the selected process

7. When the contextual menu opens, you must locate the option: Set priority

8. After pressing the cursor on this option, a submenu will be displayed with all the execution priorities: Real time, High, Above normal, Normal, Below normal, Normal, Below normal and Low.

9. A confirmation message will now appear. Select Change priority to apply the change.

10. Ready, from this moment on, the priority of the process or tasks will have changed.

Date update on 2021-10-19. Date published on 2021-10-19. Category: Computer class Author: Oscar olg Fuente: downloadsource