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    Processes. I've see this term many times but what are they?
    And what function do they serve?
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    A process is the broad term for a program that's running in memory.....

    When a program is loaded, the system creates a Process object to manage the running program........then the system creates a 4GB address space, and maps the exe and any resources & dlls into this......

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