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    Ping test

    I was recently reading a topic at another website where a member was doing ping tests. They found that doing the ping test in Safe Mode was appreciably faster than normal Windows. Can someone please explain why this would be?

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    Less CPU intense processes. No need to run a ping test in Safe mode. If you are doing it from normal mode. Most people do it, because of remote servers acting up.
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    Hi broe23,

    I personally never do a ping from Safe Mode, pinging in normal mode will produce the information I would want. The difference in the speed is the only thing I was curious about. I am aware that there is a limited amount of applications and drivers used in Safe Mode, this is why it is an excellent platform for troubleshooting. I just wondered if there were other variables which would come into play. Less CPU intense processes is a good example, thank you for that. I'm a little surprised this hadn't occurred to me.
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    Just tried running in normal and safe mode with networking, don't see any difference.

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