Windows XP - maximum number of open windows/tasks at one time
Posted on 2008-10-11
I do system mainenance on a large number of machines and it is beneficial to have a lot of "open" windows/tasks at one time. Windows XP (Pro with SP3) seems to have a limit of between 40 and 50 open at one time. Once this limit is reached, no additional windows/tasks/IE browser pages (even tabbed IE pages) are allowed. No error or warning message ... just nothing happens. If a close a few open windows, then I can open new ones until the limit is reached again. These are a combination of IE pages open, as well as windows applications.
Does anyone know where there is a setting related to how many open windows/tasks are allowed at one time? (I know this may not be the best way, but still, I'd like to know if there is such a setting and where it is.)
Many thanks in advance.