splwow.exe query Solved

  1.    17 Jan 2016 #1

    splwow.exe query

    My granddaughter was over to do some homework a couple days ago and I notice today that splwow.exe is still running using 12.5 % of CPU. This is easy to stop, just log out and back in but is there another way to get this file to stop after it is used all by itself?
    edit...I do have the latest drivers for my printer.
    Last edited by rfrharbin; 19 Jan 2016 at 12:29.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    17 Jan 2016 #2

    Hi rfrharbin,

    I found this:
    Splwow64.exe is a core Windows process and shouldn’t be causing any problems on your computer. It can be disabled or removed, however doing so will cripple your computer’s ability to print from 32-bit applications. This process is safe and best left alone.
    I'm not sure if this was for the same .exe you were asking about, however it does mentioned printing, so I'm assuming so. The reason I say this is because the file name is a bit off and I did note that you actually have two different ones listed, (splwow.exe / syswow.exe) however I'm guessing that was a typo?

    Ref: What is splwow64.exe and Why is it Running?

    So, it sounds as if you can disable it if you wanted to, however this might affect some printing down the line.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    17 Jan 2016 #3

    Yes that is the file. It will stay on until I shutdown or log off and I am hoping someone will know how I can encourage the file to close itself after one is done using it. The collage forces my granddaughter to use Firefox to access their servers so she is using a 32 bit program to print on my 64 bit computer. And my drivers are all up to date. I just checked them a while back.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    21 Jan 2016 #4

    The link below shows how to fix the problem.

      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
gmail query in Browsers and Email
When I was using gmail with Windows 8.1 I could click on 'gmail' at the top of the page and could get at my contacts. I can't seem to be able to do that now that I am using W10. Anyone any ideas please?
query re- my defrag in Performance & Maintenance
When I open my defrag I see these options. What exactly are the top two and what do they do? They are both pretty large file sizes. 31838
Query re activation in Windows Updates and Activation
I have installed for the second time the preview and ran updates but the build remains as 10070 or something like that - anyone know what the dickens is going on because my desktop updated to the 102** build and self activated. The other thing is...
Edge Query in Browsers and Email
I've just entered the 64 bit browser arena, with the recent installation of latest version of Waterfox. Based on marketing information, Edge has piqued my interest though, as it seems a well integrated product. No plug-ins to fret over as it's...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10.
Find Us