How Do I Permanently Set Priority in Task Manager?
If you’re playing a resource-hungry program or game and notice the performance is lower than normal, one thing that can help is to change its priority level in task manager. This will tell Windows to allocate more of the computer’s power to that program. There are six process priority levels, including Real time, High, Above normal, Normal, Below normal, and Low. Generally, higher priority levels are reserved for system processes and hardware-related programs.
The most common way to permanently set a process priority in Windows is to use the built-in Task Manager tool. To do this, press Ctrl + Shift + Esc on the keyboard to open Task Manager. Then head over to the Details tab and find the.EXE file for the program you want to set a permanent priority for. Right-click on it and choose the Set priority option to select a value from the list.
You can also do this with third-party software that is designed to manage Windows processes and programs. For example, Prio (Process Priority Saver), Process Hacker, and System Explorer are all available for download. These tools make it easy to modify the priority for any application or program on your PC. However, keep in mind that increasing the priority for too many apps and programs can cause system instability. So, only change the priority for a program when it’s necessary.
It’s also worth noting that changing a priority level for too many programs can lead to memory and processing issues in the long run. So, only do this when you think it’s necessary to keep the PC running smoothly and efficiently.
If you don’t have any of the above software and are still interested in setting a process’ priority permanently, you can do this via Command Prompt. This method requires elevated admin privileges and works the same as the above methods but in a command prompt. To do this, click the search icon on the taskbar and type “command prompt.” Select the command prompt app that appears, then press the Windows Key + S to open the search menu and type in “run as administrator.”
Once you’ve opened the Command Prompt as an admin, run the following command to change the priority of your program:
This is a quick and simple method for changing the priority of a program but it does have a few drawbacks. First, you must be able to launch the program manually. Second, if the program is a background process, it won’t respond to this method. For this reason, we recommend using the other methods in this article if you’re trying to solve a specific problem. But if you’re just looking to give a program or game higher priority for temporary purposes, this method is a good solution.