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multitasking issue

  1. #1

    Posts : 78
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1

    multitasking issue


    When extracting a file with Winrar, windows 8 refuses to open another app until it has completed (the app i'm trying to open is Ccleaner). I see this as a multitasking issue. Is there a setting that is preventing me to do this?
    I have copied & pasted all system information below if this helps at all.

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
    Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name JAMESDATOR
    System Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    System Model K53SV
    System Type x64-based PC
    System SKU To be filled by O.E.M.
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, 2001 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. K53SV.324, 30/12/2011
    SMBIOS Version 2.7
    Embedded Controller Version 255.255
    BIOS Mode Legacy
    BaseBoard Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    BaseBoard Model Not Available
    BaseBoard Name Base Board
    Platform Role Mobile
    Secure Boot State Unsupported
    PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United Kingdom
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.2.9200.16442"
    User Name JamesDator\JAMESDATOR\James
    Time Zone W. Europe Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 7.91 GB
    Available Physical Memory 6.07 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 12.4 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 10.4 GB
    Page File Space 4.50 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
    Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
    Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
    Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware Yes
    Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes

    Can you help me out?

    Thanks for reading,

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Is it only CCleaner that you have this problem with?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    By default, Winrar is set to use maximum system resources (high priority mode). You may want to set it to low priority.

    Go to Options, Settings, General, and check "low priority".
    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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