Are you prepared to prefer foreground applications functioning faster in your Windows 10 laptop? Simply read the post to see how to accomplish.

Follow method below to set CPU priority to prefer foreground apps in Windows 10:

Switch DWORD value to select foreground programs in Registry Editor

Hold Windows + R keys, enter regedit in Run box, and hit Enter to start the Registry Editor.

Browse to following registry key in Registry Editor.


Note: The PriorityControl key identifies the foreground vs. background objective differential. And also possible default values for Win32PrioritySeparation are REG_DWORD 0, 1, or 2, which usually describes the priority to give to the software operating within the foreground.

Modify the value of Win32PrioritySeparation to set-up foreground apps execute the most.

Double click on the Win32PrioritySeparation while on the right pane of Registry Editor. And you can notice its value stats are 2 now. If you want to modify preferred effectiveness of Windows for foreground programs, simply just fixed the Value as 26.

Hints: Consider that you need to alter best efficiency of Windows for background processes or services; you can actually specify the Value information as 18.

It doesn’t mean that you need to choose "Adjust for perfect efficiency of programs". To illustrate, if you are using your computer as a server or you constantly managed background services, for example printing or disk back up etc, but you would like them to react faster, you can split processor resources mutually among background and foreground software programs by choosing another feature, ie. Modify for best efficiency of Background Services or switching Win32PrioritySeparation value data as 18.