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Limit to the number of process created for the same program ?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dingdongdingding, May 18, 2010.

  1. dingdongdingding

    dingdongdingding Flightless Bird

    Hi !

    When I try to open a text editor many times, I'll hit a limit even
    though I can still run other programs. Is there a limit to the number
    of instance a program can be run ? Any way to increase it ?

    Thanks very much in advance.
     
  2. 3c273

    3c273 Flightless Bird

    Whcih text editor? How many instances are you opening?
    Louis

    "dingdongdingding" <dingdongdingding@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:8c79ff06-a722-41a8-8895-75314ebff3be@42g2000prb.googlegroups.com...
    > Hi !
    >
    > When I try to open a text editor many times, I'll hit a limit even
    > though I can still run other programs. Is there a limit to the number
    > of instance a program can be run ? Any way to increase it ?
    >
    > Thanks very much in advance.
     
  3. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Use NotePad, you can have 166 copies open.

    dingdongdingding wrote:
    > Hi !
    >
    > When I try to open a text editor many times, I'll hit a limit even
    > though I can still run other programs. Is there a limit to the number
    > of instance a program can be run ? Any way to increase it ?
    >
    > Thanks very much in advance.
     
  4. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:8c79ff06-a722-41a8-8895-75314ebff3be@42g2000prb.googlegroups.com,
    dingdongdingding <dingdongdingding@yahoo.com> typed:
    > Hi !
    >
    > When I try to open a text editor many times, I'll hit a
    > limit even though I can still run other programs. Is there
    > a limit to the number of instance a program can be run ?
    > Any way to increase it ?
    >
    > Thanks very much in advance.


    Definitely, there is a limit on how many instances of a program may run at
    the same time. It would be dangerous to your machine's health for you to try
    to expand it yourself. Instead, open more programs from within the first
    instance. Easier to keep track of anyway. Just use File; Open; and open the
    document/whatever from within your program; do not try to start the program
    again.

    You might get better results if you explain what program it is and why you
    think you need multiple instances of it. Word, for instance, will let you
    open program after program from within it, right up to where all your memory
    is used. But if you try to start another instance of it, it just takes you
    to the one you already have open. Most programs work that way, some will let
    you have 2 instances running, most won't. And not many will allow more than
    2 instances but some will allow as many as you have RAM for.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
     
  5. dingdongdingding

    dingdongdingding Flightless Bird

    TextPad... thanks. It cannot open beyond 10 instances.

    On May 18, 11:38 pm, "3c273" <nos...@nospam.com> wrote:
    > Whcih text editor? How many instances are you opening?
    > Louis
    >
    > "dingdongdingding" <dingdongdingd...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:8c79ff06-a722-41a8-8895-75314ebff3be@42g2000prb.googlegroups.com...
    >
    >
    >
    > > Hi !

    >
    > >     When I try to open a text editor many times, I'll hit a limit even
    > > though I can still run other programs.  Is there a limit to the number
    > > of instance a program can be run ?  Any way to increase it ?

    >
    > > Thanks very much in advance.- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -
     
  6. dingdongdingding

    dingdongdingding Flightless Bird

    I understand the RAM limitations, etc. But I prefer to use Alt-Tab to
    switch between files rather than click on the Tabs within the program
    itself.

    I also need to download quite a number of logs.

    Thanks

    On May 19, 12:25 am, "Twayne" <nob...@spamcop.net> wrote:
    > Innews:8c79ff06-a722-41a8-8895-75314ebff3be@42g2000prb.googlegroups.com,
    > dingdongdingding <dingdongdingd...@yahoo.com> typed:
    >
    > > Hi !

    >
    > >    When I try to open a text editor many times, I'll hit a
    > > limit even though I can still run other programs.  Is there
    > > a limit to the number of instance a program can be run ?
    > > Any way to increase it ?

    >
    > > Thanks very much in advance.

    >
    > Definitely, there is a limit on how many instances of a program may run at
    > the same time. It would be dangerous to your machine's health for you to try
    > to expand it yourself. Instead, open more programs from within the first
    > instance. Easier to keep track of anyway. Just use File; Open; and open the
    > document/whatever from within your program; do not try to start the program
    > again.
    >
    > You might get better results if you explain what program it is and why you
    > think you need multiple instances of it.  Word, for instance, will let you
    > open program after program from within it, right up to where all your memory
    > is used.  But if you try to start another instance of it, it just takesyou
    > to the one you already have open. Most programs work that way, some will let
    > you have 2 instances running, most won't. And not many will allow more than
    > 2 instances but some will allow as many as you have RAM for.
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > Twayne`
     

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