little question for windows experts
i don't know if it's possible, but i'd like to make some applications run but not under the "explorer.exe" process
ie if i kill explorer to gain some ressources to play a game, i'd like to have the program that manages the battery on my laptop not die too, along with other programs i would want to keep
or if you know any other simple ways to gain a lot of ressources without having to quit the session and open another one that is more spartan
Oh shit... I really don't think that is a good idea. Only thing I can think of off the top of my head is to run the program as a system file, IE a service. I have no idea what this will do, however. The programs weren't made to run that way after all.
If someone, for some reason, has actually tried this or has another idea, then maybe they can help you. I would suggest finding a new shell that runs smaller than Explorer and calling it good at this point (doesn't explorer automaticly restart itself anyway?).
Or try this... probably as bare bones as your going to get with Windows (man I haven't goten to use 'Bare Bones' expression in a long time ^^ ).
Now that I think about it, you may be able to take that a step further somehow and make a startup entry or user accout to do this for you. No idea how though, and I have to go to class. So, you may want to research along those lines.
thanks to Silverwmoon!