What is Win32 Priority Separation In Windows 10?

In the latest version of Windows, Win32 Priority Separation is a built-in feature. It allows you to specify the strategy of optimizing the processor usage time both in the foreground and background.

It is basically a service to make sure that your system works properly and you can use the Run dialog box to allocate the memory. So how come you can allocate more memory to a task. Why and how to do so.

In this blog post, today we will let you know how to use this Win32 Priority Separation feature and get the best out of it. So let’s get started and find out.

Win32PrioritySeparation in windows 10

As mentioned earlier it is a built-in feature in the latest version of Windows. Some programs keep running in the background even when they are closed. Some are necessary to run while others just consume unnecessary memory.


So you can simply restart the system to close them but it isn’t feasible to restart the system every time you face this issue. Therefore you can use Win32PrioritySeparation to resolve the issue.

Win32 Priority Separation

In other words, it assigns priority values to all running services and allocates maximum value to tasks marked with the highest priority. The tasks that don’t require much memory are marked with low priority.

Although Microsoft Windows has tweaked this service by default. But you can also adjust the settings as per your requirements. So let’s dig deeper and find out how to use it for processor scheduling to get the best results.

Processor Scheduling adjust for best performance

You can adjust Win32 Priority Separation and assign more memory to the tasks that require it. Here are goes two methods to allocate memory to particular programs.

#Method 1: Use Run Dialog Box

Follow the stepwise instructions as given further.

  • First of all press the windows key and the R key at the same time.
  • In the box displayed, type sysdm.cpl and then click OK to open the System Properties.

  • Now under the Performance section to open Performance options, go to the Advanced tab and tap Settings.
  • Again go to the Advanced tab and choose either Background or Program Services.

  • Click Apply and OK to save changes.
  • Close down all the programs and restart your system to finally apply all the changes.

Method 2: Use Registry Editor

Registry Editor is a built-in feature that can be used to add, edit or update the registry keys. So before making any changes to it, you should create a backup of the registry files.

Here’s how you can allocate more memory to programs using Win32PrioritySeparation via Registry Editor.

  • In the search box type Regedit and click the best match you get.
  • Next, navigate to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\PriorityControl

  • Now click Win32PrioritySeparation and then select Modify to open the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value box.

  • In case you choose the Hexadecimal then change the data value to 26. But if you choose Decimal then change the value to 38.
  • Tap OK  to save the changes.
  • Finally, close all the programs and reboot the system to save the changes.

How to tweak Win32 Priority Separation in Windows 10?

The two methods explained above will help you tweak Win32Separation in Windows 10. Once you comprehend these methods you can witness the considerable changes in your system’s performance & speed.

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