Hey TMAGIC650 (and others as well) Don't know if you just downloaded Process Explorer and are just now trying it out or you been using it awhile. Wanted to point out one feature in particular that i find extremely helpful. So helpful, i added it to my windows startup file list. The Feature When ProcessExplorer is minimized you can have it appear as an icon in your system tray providing you a (near) real-time graphic display of CPU utilitzation. The green wave graphic displays total CPU Utilization The red wave always appears within the green wav. Red indicates which one process is taking up the most CPU When you position the cursor over the graphic you get a text display of total CPU % usage, the process name of the biggest CPU hog and its CPU % usage Can't count how many times this was useful when my machine was sluggish and the visual graphics made it quick and easy to see what was happening Configuring the Feature Two ways to do it Change the option manually after the app is already up. Options->Hide When Minimized My personal preferred solution. Add Process Explorer to you startup programs with a command line option to run mimimized You;ll want easy access to your startup programs AND the ability to easily add/remove/modify the startup data which appears. Download Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel. The program will be installed in your Control Panel as an applet named Startup Go to your Control Panel and open Startup Click the HKLM\Run tab (this provides the list for startups for ALL Users.) Position cursor over the current list of displayed entries. Right Click->New. You'll get a pop-up allowing you to add a new entry to the list Type in name of program as you'd like it to appear Now create the command line entry. Enter the executable by either Browsing Files (look for its file version on disk) or by Browsing Processes (look for it currently running). NEXT IMPORTANT STEP: add command line option. To the right of the executable type a space then \t. Click Close Test it after u closed the New window above. Click to highlight the new startup line you entered. Right Click -> Run Now to run it. You should see Process Explorer start as a small graphic in the system tray displaying CPU utilization Two addtional notes You can change the refresh rate as needed. View->Update Speed Altho it's a lightweight process i have see occassions where DVD playback is a little jerky. I'll exit Process Explorer (or reduce the update rate) and playback is then fine. But issues like these have been isolated cases. I still find it much more helpful to autostart Process Explorer minimized so i can normally just use it's CPU utilization display. I have lots of times i'm glad it's started and available already!