If you do a lot of multitasking in Windows XP or in any operating system like Windows 7, you might find that some programs are faster than the others running simultaneously.
For instance, if you are using Adobe Photoshop or SQL alongside Microsoft Outlook you might find that Outlook works faster than the other two.
Know why? It is because the processor time has equal priority on all running applications. But in reality, huge programs need a higher priority time.
Let’s see how you can set higher priority to certain applications
1. First open the applications that you use simultaneously and then right click on the “Task Bar” and open “Task Manager”
You will find the list of applications running
2. Right click on the application that you think needs higher priority and then click on “Go To Process”
3. Once you are in the process--> right click on it and highlight “Set Priority” and choose a higher priority
4. Close the task manager
Now the application will have a higher priority and a better performance!!