Upon BOINC startup, multiple conhost.exe processes start. Why?

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Conhost.exe is the console wrapper Windows uses for console based applications.

BOINC doesn't start it directly. When an application is launched, the Windows application loader determines what sub-system the application belongs to and then proceeds to launch the correct sub-system before launching the application.

In any case, it is a Windows thing. The science application would have to change its application type to a windowed application instead of a console application.

Original writer Original FAQ Date
Jorden 584 30-06-2011