[Last Call] Learn about multicloud storage options and how to improve your company's cloud strategy. Register Now

x
?
Solved

Windows XP - maximum number of open windows/tasks at one time

Posted on 2008-10-11
3
Medium Priority
?
1,956 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
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.
0
Comment
Question by:mmexchange
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:ecsrd
ID: 22694894
Most likely you have reached the limit on the amount ram and swap file your OS has available to it.  I have just personally tested how many different windows I can open at once on my XP test system, and I can open 102 different apps/windows/etc on 3GB of ram with a 3.5GB page file.  With the page file off, I can open 66 separate apps.  On my 64-bit install with 8GB of ram (granted, this is Vista), I was able to open 200 separate apps/instances of them, before I quit counting.

How much RAM does the system you are using have available to the OS?  Whats the page fiile size?
0
 
LVL 45

Accepted Solution

by:
sunnycoder earned 2000 total points
ID: 22694895
0
 

Expert Comment

by:minhxn
ID: 23163963
To change how many open windows/tasks are allowed at one time:
My ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentSet001\Control\Session Manager\SubSystems
Click on Windows then change Value data "MaxRequestThreads" = 16 (limited number of windows that you can open) to new number that you refer.
%SystemRoot%\system32\csrss.exe ObjectDirectory=\Windows SharedSection=1024,3072,512 Windows=On SubSystemType=Windows ServerDll=basesrv,1 ServerDll=winsrv:UserServerDllInitialization,3 ServerDll=winsrv:ConServerDllInitialization,2 ProfileControl=Off MaxRequestThreads=16

Hope this help.

M
0

Featured Post

How to Use the Help Bell

Need to boost the visibility of your question for solutions? Use the Experts Exchange Help Bell to confirm priority levels and contact subject-matter experts for question attention.  Check out this how-to article for more information.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you build your web application in Visual Studio you'll get at least a few binaries, or .DLL, files in your bin folder. However, there is more compiling to be done. Normally this would happen when an ASP.NET resource within the web site is request…
There are 2 things you must have in order to connect to the internet behind a router, The "Gateway IP" of the router, which is usually something like 192.168.xxx.1, I've seen routers with default values of: 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.11.1, …
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
In a question here at Experts Exchange (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29062564/Adobe-acrobat-reader-DC.html), a member asked how to create a signature in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (the free Reader product, not the paid, full Acrobat produ…

650 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question