Loading new software

  Margarete 15:05 28 Jan 2004

I know you ought to close down all running applications when loading new software, but upon pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del I get a list of approx 15 applications with names that mean very little. I've identified the virus checker, but the others have mystified me.

Does anyone know how to establish which ones it's OK to close and which ones you mustn't?

  Hyperangelic 15:14 28 Jan 2004

The easiest way is to look in the Systray - normally the list of icons to the left of the computer clock. Right-click and close or disable all of the programs there. Most of them will reopen when you restart your machine anyway, but check the Antivirus etc when you start again.

The other processes in the Ctrl-Alt-Del shouldn't need to be closed down for an installation.

  Terry Brown 20:41 28 Jan 2004

The simlist solution is pres ALT + Tab together, this shows all running processes, and allows you to select and close them as required

  Margarete 16:48 29 Jan 2004

Many thanks to you both for your help.It's made a big difference

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