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is there a way to set the program priority in Windows XP directly by shortcut?

As for now, I start the program and use the Task-Manager to set the priority to low.

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You can write a batch file to start your application with the desired priority level:

cmd /c start /<priority> <application>

for example

cmd /c start /low application.exe
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Thanks. I could have looked here yesterday, it would have saved me a little time. :-) –  Joseph Kern Oct 21 '09 at 10:34
The application.exe does start as expected, but when I look in the Task-Manager the priority is still shown as normal. Why is that? –  Burkhard Oct 21 '09 at 15:18
With the "upgrade" to SP3 of WinXP it now shows the expected priority. –  Burkhard Jan 29 '10 at 11:04

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