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    May 11, 2009
    How can i delete some of the 28 processes currently running in activity monitor?
    I have quite a lot going on, apparently, however I don't know what many of the processes are.

    Is there a way to find out what they are?

    Also, I don't just want to delete them incase I mess something up!

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    mdfuller's Avatar
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    Nov 01, 2007
    15-inch MacBook Pro
    I don't recommend doing this. If you think you have some runaway processes try a reboot first.

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    McBie's Avatar
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    Apr 26, 2008
    2013 MBA 13" - OS X 10.11
    Quote Originally Posted by JELL View Post
    ... Also, I don't just want to delete them incase I mess something up!

    Cheers ... McBie
    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
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    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    You don't know what the processes are but are keen to delete them?

    The old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is very appropriate here..

    We can teach you about what the processes are so you know, but don't assume that since it's unknown to you, you should somehow stop it or delete it..


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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    As the others have said JELL, leave well enough alone.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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