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on my PC cidamon.exe is running twice & many other programs which i am not aware are also running as shown in task manger.The count is 40 at the moment when the PC is just booted.Ideally speaking we do not need to plug & play all the time with device similary we are not doing many things for which windows is ready in default mode .Can we not reduce this payload on windows ?

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I officially give up my stubborn dogged quest to learn, comprehend, and apply everything I should know about what's running on my PC - what each process does, what program(s) it/they originate in, what other services depend upon them, or whether or not I'll be able to brush my teeth if it/they isn't/aren't running. I don't want to know that rolling back a certain driver or manually installing a .dll file will enable some non-essential process to convert anti-aliased vector lines to maximized battery life, or how some helper file will allow QuickTime to covertly play the contents of Huge Jackman's iPod on my Fisher Price boom box. I concede that I'm incapable of grasping neither the logic (if there is any) nor the specifics relative to the phenomena that is computer science.

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