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04-25-2012 12:12 PM
I'm tempted to install HP Smart Print. One of the prerequisits is the Bing bar for HP, then installing the application itself. Can anyone tell me how much extra memory this will use? Do you know which background process will be running after installing? Will the background processes be running continuously, or can they be launched manually. Any info you have on this will be greatly appreciated.
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04-25-2012 05:35 PM
This add-on will be enabled only in Internet Explorer.
It will use about 26 MB of memory when it is active.
When you are not using this add-on then only two of them are active: BBSvc.exe and BootStrap.exe.
This two processes are using about 3 MB of memory.
BBSvc.exe allows to find and install latest updates for BingBar.
BootStrap allows to run HP Smart Print.
As you can see there is no point in special control of this tool.
04-26-2012 06:37 AM
04-26-2012 06:59 AM
You're welcome Jim.
04-27-2012 09:10 AM
FYI...BingApp.exe *32 uses 27,268K of memory; BingBar.exe *32 uses 22,168K of memory. If my math is right, that's almost 60mb of memory just for these background processes (considerably more than the 3mb you specified). I am using IE9 with Windows 7 64 bit Premium. Any thoughts on this?
Also, how do you get the BootStrap.exe process to go away after using HP Smart Print (without killing it with Task Manager)? When I'm done with HP Smart Print, it is still running in the background (even after I close the browser).