I'm going to start by admitting this isn't the most exciting topic in the world. We're going to be exploring the inner workings of Windows, which any tech will tell you is far from a bundle of laughs.
On the other hand, knowing this one thing can help you fix some big computer problems yourself. That saves you money and - sometimes - your sanity.
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I'm talking about - drum roll, please - processes. If that word means nothing to you, that's OK, you're not alone.
Simply put, a process is the active part of a running computer program. If a process starts having problems, it can slow down your computer and cause software to freeze.
Knowing your way around computer processes is important when you need to troubleshoot a problem.