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Why are so/too many proceses running at the same time?

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Good morning Experts,

I am trying to speed up an HP 2133 mini laptop. Windows 7 installed.  It had over 450 processes listed in Task manager.  After a a Good system clean, I got it down to a more normalized 69 procs.  But that was only temporary.   Now whenever  i restart system, there are always about 115-120 procs in taskMan. That is an improvement but it is still way wrong.  The reason is because there are many duplicate processes listed in TaskMan.
  For Example:
AVP.exe  4 instances
avpr.exe     3
cmd.exe   4
csrss.exe   5
debug.exe   6
svchost.exe    11
thes are just a few examples with svchost the most glaringly -----d-up.

Th mini laptop runs at 100% cpu ALL the time.  The culprit is SVCHOST.EXE, most of the time hogging about 92%-100% CPU resources  CONSTANTLY.  I can "end" duplicate procs, but they all return when I reboot and i end up with about 115-120 all the time.  That is better than 450, when I 1st got this thing, but 60 procs would make me happy.  (This is not my PC)

The QUESTION IS:  Why are these processes duplicating themselves and refusing to permanently go away;  AND what can I do to get this computer to run properly again with just
the normal amount of procs(no duplications)  ???

I am truly a beginner with Windows 7, but learning faster than I wish to.

Thank you all in advance
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