What Is Win32 Priority Separation in Windows 10?

Many times, it has been noticed that programs still run in the background even after it has been closed and keep on reducing computer performance.

Though you can restart your PC and ensure that it won’t run in the background, it is not possible to reboot every time you deal with the same issue.

Here you need to modify wn32 priority separation in Windows 10 operating system.

What is Win32 Priority Separation? 

It is a feature with which users can specify the strategy of optimizing the processor time for programs on the foreground and background.

In other words, it helps to set CPU priority to prefer foreground apps in Windows 10 as well as background use of the processor.

Though Windows system tweaks win32 priority separation by default, users can also do it manually and set the values as per their personal needs.

How To Allocate More CPU To A Program in Windows 10?

Depending on the usage of programs, you can configure the process scheduling such that it gives you the best performance when you use programs or it runs in the background. You can also try to improve the gaming performance of your PC by disabling HPET services.

Method 1: Go to REGEDIT

Remember that it is a registry editor and any unusual changes could lead to corrupt files. So, follow the guidelines strictly-

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Step-By-Step Procedure

  • Type ‘regedit’ in the search box on the Windows taskbar
  • Select ‘regedit’ Run command

It will open the Registry Editor window on the main screen.

  • Double click on ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’
  • Go to ‘SYSTEM’ folder followed by ‘CurrentControlSet’
  • Double click on ‘Control’

  • Scroll down to ‘PriorityControl’
  • Right click on ‘Win32PrioritySeperation’
  • Select ‘Modify’

It will open the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value box on the main screen.

Here you need to adjust the values for enhancing the performance of programs. It usually shows value ‘2’ by default.

  • Modify value data to ‘26’ is used for Hexadecimal as Base
  • Modify value data to ‘38’ is used for Decimal as Base

You can pick any one of these values and click on ‘OK’ to save the changes.

Now, close all the programs and dialog boxes which are running on the computer and reboot your PC to apply the changes.

Method 2: Open Run Dialog Box

There is a simple and straightforward method of adjusting the performance of programs and background processes.

Follow these steps-

  • Press ‘Windows + R’ keys
  • Type ‘sysdm.cpl’ on the Run box
  • Hit the ‘Enter’ key

This will open ‘System Properties’ on the main screen.

  • Go to ‘Advanced’ tab followed by ‘Settings’

This will open the ‘Performance Options’ dialog box on the screen.

  • Select ‘Advanced’ tab

Here you will get two options on the ‘Adjust for best performance of’ section and out of which, you need to choose one as per your personal needs on the computer.

  1. Programs
  2. Background services

Once done, you need to click on ‘OK’ to apply the changes.

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Now, you need to reboot your computer such that you get the desired performance.

Final Words

That’s all about the tweaking of Win32 Priority Separation in Windows 10. Once you follow these methods, you can definitely make PC works fast.

In case you have any query or need assistance on anything related to your Windows computer, you can comment in the below box.

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