What does changing the priority of a process using task manager do?

In the process tab of Windows Task Manager, I found that if you right click a process you will find something that says "Set priority". What does this actually do?

Asked By: Tom W - 3/11/2009
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Briefly it causes the Windows scheduler to allocate more or less CPU time to the process... More
Answered By: Sullivan - 3/11/2009
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Increasing the priority will give it more hardware resources like RAM thereby making the application run/respond quicker.
Answered By: Priya M - 3/11/2009
Your CPU, the 'brains' of your computer, can't do multiple things at once. It looks like it does lots of things at once because your CPU automatically splits the calculation time that is available between processes... More
Answered By: SC@VENGER - 3/11/2009
Hi... More
Answered By: twinkle - 3/11/2009
The Computer is like the immigration... More
Answered By: jerriel - 3/11/2009
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