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Change limit of windows opened simultaneously

I'm looking for a way to change the total amount of windows that can be opened at the same time in windows XP. I have noticed that each computer has it's limit of opened windows. This amount is a combination of the type of window (IE, Windows Explorer, notepad and others). Where can this be changed?
Kind Regards
Boaz Cern
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JamesTX10Commented:
Hi BozaCern,
What have you seen as the limit?

JamesTX10
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neutron7Commented:
I have never seen a limit. what happens when you reach the maximum amount of windows?

I am sure windows will start to bog down once you have a lot of windows open, but probably in the hundreds on a good PC.
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KenneniahCommented:
It's not techincally a limit on the number of actual windows, but there is a limit to the "desktop heap" which includes user objects, gdi objects etc.
You can increase the size of the desktop heap itself as outlined at...
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=126962

However performance issues may result. Also, regardless, if there are too many GDI objects in use you will have missing icons, strange occurences in menus and so on.

Also look at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21757309.html
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