Thursday, 29 November 2012

Disabling DWM.exe in Windows 7 (for performance reasons)

I noticed that I had a dwm.exe process running in my dev VM that had 230Mb which is not good.

After a quick search I found that it belonged to the Windows Desktop Manager service, which is responsible for the fancy animations in Windows 7 and can safely be disabled (using the Services):



Here is the memory drop after I disabled/stopped dwm.exe:


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