Running my program in the background
i´ve searched the forum and not found something like what i was looking for. most of the similar topics have been ended through suspicion of potential malware usage (which is fair enough).
i´ve now completed a program to process some data from a COM port and when i run it, it is using too much processor power. its a MS-DOS program run in the windows environment, which is extracting real time info from a com port.
i want to push this program into the background so it runs silently and preferably with a small icon in the taskbar. hopefully, this will reduce processor power, am i right? if not, then i wont bother but if it will, can someone point me in the right direction?