Suspend a Process in Windows

Just the other day, I was installing the latest Visual Studio with Update (Update 3) using the web installation file I obtained from MSDN. Needless to say that the installation was using my network bandwidth up to 75%. It didn’t bother me until I had to download something else that somewhat was more important that Visual Studio itself :-P. So what to do! It wasn’t that important enough to cancel the whole installation so I thought if I could just pause the installation for just some minutes it would be  great. As you probably know, VS installer does no have a pause button. I remembered then, a utility that I was using some time back from SysInternals Suite called Process Explorer that offers that suspend process feature.

Just in case you come to the situation where suspending a process would be useful for you too follow the following instructions.

Click on the link below to download Process Explorer from Technet.

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Open the ZIP folder then extract and execute procexp.exe

procexp

Now unselect View>Show Processes From All Users in order to have a clearer look at the processes running under your user account.

procexp_pros

Right-click on the process you want to pause and select suspend.

procexp_suspend

That’s it. The process is now suspended and saved to memory until it is resumed. Therefore, freed from the resources it was using i.e: CPU and network.

To resume the process, right-click on the process and select resume.

procexp_resume

 

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Cédric

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