As a developer, once or twice a week I run a full build on my XP dev machine.
This will run at 100% cpu for 30 or 40 minutes, making my machine useless for anything other than basic browsing & email.
Is there anyway I can specify that for a given process (i.e. a command prompt) it and any process spawned by it will have a lower priority, say taking up no more than 60 - 70% of CPU, leaving my machine more usable.
I don't mind the build talking 30 or 40% longer, if I still have use of my machine while it's running. I'd love to be able to throw more hardware at the problem, but that isn't under my control.