How to Set CPU Priority Prefer Foreground Apps

Most of you are maybe the Windows Users. If it is so, you must know about the Task Manager in which that option will let yours for checking and finding all applications that are running in the background. In fact, when you open any apps, by the default setting Windows will automatically load the other process lists in the background.

Actually, there are some levels of priority for the Windows that you can adjust. There are some factors that can affect the windows service and the whole essential priority levels are managed to run the Windows Apps easier. For your information, sometimes that process can be based on the chip that you use and the time that is needed to run the Windows Apps Services.

That is why; below we will try to explain of how the way for changing the CPU Priority is and in this case we will focus more on the Windows 10. If you have the same issue or problem, you are better to check the information below.

Setting the CPU Priority to Prefer the Foreground Apps

Before knowing about the steps and methods of setting the CPU priority to Prefer Foreground apps, you have to know the definition of the CPU Priority first. What is the CPU Priority? We need to know about it before we learn how to set the CPU priority to prefer the foreground apps. Actually, the CPU priority is the selection of source that belongs to the number of percentages that are used in a service and it also belongs to the CPU device. You can adjust the priority level based on your need and for every one of it. In this case (as the best case), users can choose the hypervisor of “3GHz” in the CPU Priority.

Actually, there are two different methods that can be your references in setting the CPU Priority to prefer foreground applications. Those two methods are maybe having the different steps, but both of them are effective and quite easy to follow. Here are the two methods of how to set the CPU Priority to prefer the foreground apps.

METHOD 1: Adjust the Foreground Apps

There are some easy steps that you can follow to do this first method. This first method can be done by adjusting the foreground apps and it contains some easy steps that you have to follow. Below are the steps:

1. First of all, open the Control Panel and then choose the System Property Settings

CPU Priority Prefer Foreground Apps windows 10

2. After that choose the System and Security option

System and Security windows 10

3. The third step is choosing the ‘advanced system setting” and then choose the System Properties

advanced system setting windows 10

4. Then, you have to click the Change Performance Setting part

5. Next, click on the ‘advanced’ button and then choose the ‘setting’ option

advance and seting windows 10

6. After that, go to the ‘advanced’ option again and then click on the ‘Program’ in which you can adjust for best performance of programs.

Set CPU Priority Prefer Foreground Apps

7. The last step is clicking the apply button and then choose OK

After doing those whole 7 simple steps, you had already set the CPU Priority to prefer foreground applications. Meanwhile, if you don’t like or if you are struggling to do this first method, you can do the second method below.

METHOD 2: Change the DWORD Value that is Located in the Registry Editor

The first step above is not the only step that you can use to set the CPU priority to prefer the foreground apps. It is because there is still the second method in which you can change the DWORD Value in the Registry Editor.

To do so, please follow the steps below:

1. Open the Run option and then type regedit for opening the registry editor

regedit windows 10


2. Then, navigate this following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\PriorityControl

Registry Editor

3. After that, change the value of the “Win32PrioritySeparation”

Registry Editor windows 10

4. Double click or right click and modify the option of Win32PrioritySeparation>Value Data is 2 right now. You have to change it to become 26 and then save it.

CPU Priority prefer foreground applications by regedit

The last step is rebooting your PC Device.

Those 5 simple steps in the second method can be your reference if you are struggling with the first method of setting the CPU Priority to Prefer Foreground Apps. You can choose between the first method or the second method. Choose the method that is easier for you to do.

Besides knowing about those two methods above, maybe some of you also want to set CPU Priority to prefer foreground apps for your Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and also the XP Computer. If it is so, you have to follow those steps above. You can learn about the steps above, but you have to remember as well in which the steps or methods above are not the permanent one.

Why you have to set CPU Priority to Prefer Foreground Apps

Actually, maybe some of you are questioning now about why you have to set the CPU Priority to Prefer Foreground apps? In fact, every application that is running on a computer, either in the background or in the foreground will be allotted with sometimes from the CPU.

It means that, if there are more applications that have to handle in a time, the less it will allow time for every application. Every of the application gets some amount of time. In the other words, we can say that the time can be distributed in the whole applications of in certain applications. A certain application can get a longer time and in the other side, the application that gets most of the time from its CPU can run faster and the lower priority application will take a long time to perform (or it will run slower).

That is why; the two methods above and also the steps that we describe above is the effective way to make your foreground apps run faster. With the methods above, you can make the application perform faster and better. We hope that this article is beneficial for you in how to set CPU Priority to prefer foreground apps.

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