How to Set CPU Priority Level of Processes in Windows 8.1/Windows 10

Did you ever observe that your Windows Operating System get slow? Did you ever think about the processor working on your Windows Operating System? or Did you ever think how priority levels are made on Windows Operating System? Not on Windows Operating System, any of the Windows Operating System has priority levels and these are made by the system processor. So if you want to know about the Priority levels of your Windows Operating System and if you want to setup then you need to follow the complete tutorial.

Read the complete article and then you can know the how your Windows Operating System priority levels are made and you can also setup the CPU Priority levels on your Windows Operating System.

CPU Priority Level in Processor

Before getting into the topic, you need to know how the processor works. You know that you work on many platforms from your Windows Operating System. These works are given the time preferences and then the processor time is shared between these programs or apps. All these processes happen based on the priority level as the higher priority level app will have high processor time.

You can see that there are 7 types of priority levels like Realtime Priority Level, High Priority Level, Above Normal Priority Level, Normal Priority Level, Below Normal  Priority Level, and at last Low Priority Level. All these apps running on your Windows Operating System are set to these Priority Levels. These Priority Level will help you to execute the process quickly and it changes depending on the usage. These are temporary functions in which it will change accordingly.

You need not worry about the priority level as it will change according to the functions on your Windows Operating System. But if you wish to change the settings then you need to follow the steps mentioned below.

How to Set CPU Priority Level of Processes in Windows 8.1/Windows 10

Here you need to see all the priority levels and then you need to change the settings accordingly. So to do so you need to open the Task Manager on your Windows Operating System.

  • Open your Windows Operating System and then navigate to Task Manager.
  • To easily navigate you can use Power Menu or else you can simply right click on the Task Bar and then select Task Manager.
  • Even if you do not use Task Bar then just simply press Alt+Ctl+Del keys on your keyboard.
  • As you click on the Task Manager, you can see a new window with all the options to see the processes or programs running on your Windows Operating System.
  • In the Task Manager window, you can see Processes, Performance, App History, Startup, Users, Details, Services as the services to know about the apps working on your Windows Operating System.
  • Each service describes the apps running on your Windows Operating System.
  • Click on the Processes and then you can see all the apps running on the Desktop and then also the processes which are running in the Background.
  • Now as we need to change the priority level, select the required app and then right click on it.
  • Select Go to Details. Here you can see the details of your app running on your Windows Operating System.
  • Right Click on the app and then choose Set Priority option. Here you can see all the priority level options available on your Windows Operating System.
  • You can see the default priority level given to the app and also you can set the CPU Priority Level of your own.
  • Select the priority level and then close the window.

After you close the window, you can see that the priority levels are changed on your Windows Operating System and then you can simply open the program you want. You can also apply these steps on any of the Windows Operating System but remember that you need not set all the apps on the same priority level which cause harm to your Windows Operating System performance.