Process Lasso Documentation

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Process Lasso is an automated Windows process (program) management and optimization utility. By managing the programs running on your computer, Process Lasso increases system responsiveness and helps to prevents system stalls. It accomplishes this through our ProBalance technology. This proprietary algorithm dynamically adjusts the priorities of running programs so that some are given higher priority access to the CPU(s) than others. With Process Lasso, no longer will single, or multiple, processes be able to bring your system to a virtual stall. Process Lasso will let you keep interacting with your computer, even when it is totally swamped.

In addition to the ProBalance technology, users can tweak how their programs are run. Process Lasso offers a number of unique and helpful capabilities. These include default priority classesdefault CPU affinities, disallowed processes, keep running processes, per-process Power Profiles, a process watchdog, and process instance count limits. These features give you the ability to control how programs utilize your computer’s resources based on automatic settings. With Process Lasso, you can decide exactly how you want your processes to run.

Process Lasso uses virtually no system resources itself, being written in highly optimized native x32 and x64 C++. The core engine can run stand-alone and consume as little as 1-3MB of RAM.

OS Compatibility
Workstation edition: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10
Server edition: Windows 2008, 2008/2, WHS, 2012, 2012R2, 2016, 2019
For Windows XP and 2003, see this older version. For Windows 2000, go back even further to this version.

Documentation Contents

  1. The Parts of Process Lasso
  2. About ProBalance
    1. How is my CPU shared?
    2. How does ProBalance work?
    3. Proof of concept
  3. About CPU Throttling
  4. About Gaming Mode
  5. Using the Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    1. The Main Window
    2. Graph
      1. Per-process CPU history
    3. All Processes Tab
      1. Select what process information to show
      2. Rules column meaning
      3. Single selection process context menu
      4. Multiple selection process context menu
    4. Active Processes Tab
      1. Select what process information to show
      2. Double clicking a process
      3. Single selection process context menu
      4. Multiple selection process context menu
    5. Management of Services by managing their host process (even if multiple services in one process) …
    6. Configuration Dialogs
      1. ProBalance Options
      2. Default CPU Affinities
      3. Default Priorities
      4. Auto-Terminate List
      5. Process Watchdog
      6. Instance count limits
      7. Keep running processes
      8. Gaming processes
      9. Anti-sleep processes
      10. Default Process Power Profiles
    7. Main Menu Options
  6. Using The Core Engine
    1. Overview
    2. Running as a Service
  7. Using the INI Configuration File
  8. Command Line Arguments and Unattended (Silent) Installations
  9. System configuration tools …
    1. TweakScheduler
    2. Vista Multimedia Scheduler Configuration Tool
  10. Enterprise Deployment
    1. Deployment methods
    2. On a Terminal Server
    3. Service mode
    4. Silent installation
  11. Frequently Asked Questions
  12. Credits