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December 6, 2004 1:55:02 PM

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With XP, I reach an upper limit on the number of applications I can have open
at any given time. Requests to launch new applications silently fail. Is
this a resource problem? Is there a way that I can increase the resources on
XP machines? I am using a dual stepping 3Ghz machine with 2GB RAM. I can
make it so that even the Task Manager won't open until I close some windows.
I can reproduce this on a few XP machines. I did not notice this problem
when I was using 2000 or 2003 before.

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Anonymous
December 6, 2004 4:19:48 PM

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Pilot wrote:
> With XP, I reach an upper limit on the number of applications I can
> have open at any given time. Requests to launch new applications
> silently fail. Is this a resource problem? Is there a way that I
> can increase the resources on XP machines? I am using a dual
> stepping 3Ghz machine with 2GB RAM. I can make it so that even the
> Task Manager won't open until I close some windows. I can reproduce
> this on a few XP machines. I did not notice this problem when I was
> using 2000 or 2003 before.

What ridiculous number of apps are you at when you reach this limit?

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December 6, 2004 4:19:49 PM

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Not that many if I am running some larger applications. If I want to
reproduce the problem, it can take 50 IE instances to do so fairly easily.
The memory isn't normally used up when this problem occurs.

"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> Pilot wrote:
> > With XP, I reach an upper limit on the number of applications I can
> > have open at any given time. Requests to launch new applications
> > silently fail. Is this a resource problem? Is there a way that I
> > can increase the resources on XP machines? I am using a dual
> > stepping 3Ghz machine with 2GB RAM. I can make it so that even the
> > Task Manager won't open until I close some windows. I can reproduce
> > this on a few XP machines. I did not notice this problem when I was
> > using 2000 or 2003 before.
>
> What ridiculous number of apps are you at when you reach this limit?
>
> --
> <- Shenan ->
> --
> The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
> yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
> responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
> getting into before you jump in with both feet.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
December 6, 2004 11:54:56 PM

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"Pilot" <pilot@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote...
> With XP, I reach an upper limit on the number of applications I can have open
> at any given time. Requests to launch new applications silently fail.

What is that limit? I have not run into one.
Anonymous
December 7, 2004 2:39:37 AM

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if you want to open som many IE windows I should suggest you use
www.avantbrowser.com
or www.getfirefox.com


"Pilot" <pilot@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C9DA931B-252C-4BC7-A57F-A629CC42D1BF@microsoft.com...
> Not that many if I am running some larger applications. If I want to
> reproduce the problem, it can take 50 IE instances to do so fairly easily.
> The memory isn't normally used up when this problem occurs.
>
> "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
>
>> Pilot wrote:
>> > With XP, I reach an upper limit on the number of applications I can
>> > have open at any given time. Requests to launch new applications
>> > silently fail. Is this a resource problem? Is there a way that I
>> > can increase the resources on XP machines? I am using a dual
>> > stepping 3Ghz machine with 2GB RAM. I can make it so that even the
>> > Task Manager won't open until I close some windows. I can reproduce
>> > this on a few XP machines. I did not notice this problem when I was
>> > using 2000 or 2003 before.
>>
>> What ridiculous number of apps are you at when you reach this limit?
>>
>> --
>> <- Shenan ->
>> --
>> The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
>> yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
>> responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
>> getting into before you jump in with both feet.
>>
>>
>>
December 7, 2004 2:39:38 AM

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I'd like to be able to have approximately 10 IE windows open along with an
SCM tool, Outlook with 10 e-mails open, a CRM tool, a test SQL Server and one
or 2 copies of .net VS open at a time. I did not notice a problem doing this
before with 2000 or 2003. I now have to often close applications to be able
to open another application. I have what I consider to be a nice desktop.
Isn't there some registry setting that I can set to get me around this
problem? How can I determine where the bottleneck is, please? Thanks

"Kenny S" wrote:

> if you want to open som many IE windows I should suggest you use
> www.avantbrowser.com
> or www.getfirefox.com
>
>
> "Pilot" <pilot@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C9DA931B-252C-4BC7-A57F-A629CC42D1BF@microsoft.com...
> > Not that many if I am running some larger applications. If I want to
> > reproduce the problem, it can take 50 IE instances to do so fairly easily.
> > The memory isn't normally used up when this problem occurs.
> >
> > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
> >
> >> Pilot wrote:
> >> > With XP, I reach an upper limit on the number of applications I can
> >> > have open at any given time. Requests to launch new applications
> >> > silently fail. Is this a resource problem? Is there a way that I
> >> > can increase the resources on XP machines? I am using a dual
> >> > stepping 3Ghz machine with 2GB RAM. I can make it so that even the
> >> > Task Manager won't open until I close some windows. I can reproduce
> >> > this on a few XP machines. I did not notice this problem when I was
> >> > using 2000 or 2003 before.
> >>
> >> What ridiculous number of apps are you at when you reach this limit?
> >>
> >> --
> >> <- Shenan ->
> >> --
> >> The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
> >> yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
> >> responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
> >> getting into before you jump in with both feet.
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 7, 2004 12:39:37 PM

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Why do you keep saying 2000 and 2003. Configure the computer the same as them idiot.

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"Pilot" <pilot@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CAAAAFA2-6A10-464B-80BB-0E025FE63CED@microsoft.com...
> I'd like to be able to have approximately 10 IE windows open along with an
> SCM tool, Outlook with 10 e-mails open, a CRM tool, a test SQL Server and one
> or 2 copies of .net VS open at a time. I did not notice a problem doing this
> before with 2000 or 2003. I now have to often close applications to be able
> to open another application. I have what I consider to be a nice desktop.
> Isn't there some registry setting that I can set to get me around this
> problem? How can I determine where the bottleneck is, please? Thanks
>
> "Kenny S" wrote:
>
>> if you want to open som many IE windows I should suggest you use
>> www.avantbrowser.com
>> or www.getfirefox.com
>>
>>
>> "Pilot" <pilot@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C9DA931B-252C-4BC7-A57F-A629CC42D1BF@microsoft.com...
>> > Not that many if I am running some larger applications. If I want to
>> > reproduce the problem, it can take 50 IE instances to do so fairly easily.
>> > The memory isn't normally used up when this problem occurs.
>> >
>> > "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Pilot wrote:
>> >> > With XP, I reach an upper limit on the number of applications I can
>> >> > have open at any given time. Requests to launch new applications
>> >> > silently fail. Is this a resource problem? Is there a way that I
>> >> > can increase the resources on XP machines? I am using a dual
>> >> > stepping 3Ghz machine with 2GB RAM. I can make it so that even the
>> >> > Task Manager won't open until I close some windows. I can reproduce
>> >> > this on a few XP machines. I did not notice this problem when I was
>> >> > using 2000 or 2003 before.
>> >>
>> >> What ridiculous number of apps are you at when you reach this limit?
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> <- Shenan ->
>> >> --
>> >> The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
>> >> yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
>> >> responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
>> >> getting into before you jump in with both feet.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
December 7, 2004 8:24:13 PM

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There isn't one.

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"John R Weiss" <jrweiss98155@NOSPAM.comcast.net> wrote in message news:%23iPG%23mB3EHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> "Pilot" <pilot@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote...
>> With XP, I reach an upper limit on the number of applications I can have open
>> at any given time. Requests to launch new applications silently fail.
>
> What is that limit? I have not run into one.
>
>
Anonymous
December 8, 2004 9:04:31 PM

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Pilot wrote:
> I'd like to be able to have approximately 10 IE windows open along
> with an SCM tool, Outlook with 10 e-mails open, a CRM tool, a test
> SQL Server and one or 2 copies of .net VS open at a time. I did not
> notice a problem doing this before with 2000 or 2003. I now have to
> often close applications to be able to open another application. I
> have what I consider to be a nice desktop. Isn't there some registry
> setting that I can set to get me around this problem? How can I
> determine where the bottleneck is, please? Thanks

Use FireFox. Seriously. You can have as many pages as you like open within
the one instance as it uses tabbed browsing.

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Anonymous
December 8, 2004 9:05:18 PM

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Charlie wrote:
> Kenny S wrote:
>> if you want to open som many IE windows I should suggest you use
>> www.avantbrowser.com
>> or www.getfirefox.com
>>
>>
> Better still get a tabbed Browser!
>
> Charlie.


Er, FireFox /is/ a tabbed browser!
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Anonymous
May 12, 2005 12:16:08 PM

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Please read:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/newsgroups/managed/Default.as...

"Pilot" wrote:

> With XP, I reach an upper limit on the number of applications I can have open
> at any given time. Requests to launch new applications silently fail. Is
> this a resource problem? Is there a way that I can increase the resources on
> XP machines? I am using a dual stepping 3Ghz machine with 2GB RAM. I can
> make it so that even the Task Manager won't open until I close some windows.
> I can reproduce this on a few XP machines. I did not notice this problem
> when I was using 2000 or 2003 before.
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