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What is smwizard.exe?


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Windows Process Description:

The process smwizard.exe is part of the application SmartWizard MFC Application developed by C-Media Electronics Incorporated for the use of on-board C-Media-compatible audio devices in some motherboards.

The smwizard.exe process, as well as the SmartWizard MFC Application, will be included in the Installer CD for the motherboard upon purchase. It can also be downloaded from the site in you need to an updated version that those located in the CD.

The file smwizard.exe is located under C:/Windows/System32/when it is installed in your system. The process smwizard.exe will be included in your startup group and will load upon system boot. A startup registry value of "CM-SmWizard" will be located under the registry location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/.

The process smwizard.exe does not have a visible window when it initializes in your system upon boot, though it will place a shortcut icon in your system tray upon startup. Once clicked, a window will open which will allow the user to configure various settings for the audio device.

Once active, the process will have a total of 1.4 MB of RAM and virtual memory resources.

The application, launched by the smwizard.exe process, allows the integration of the on-board audio device to be used by application in the system.

The process smwizard.exe can be disabled if necessary if there is no attached audio output device connected to the system. The active process can be disabled under the Process tab in Task Manager.

It can also be disabled from your startup group using WinTask or MsConfig. If the user deems it necessary, the process smwizard.exe as well as the entire SmartWizard MFC Application can be uninstalled using the Add/Remove Program applet in your Control Panel.

C-Media Electronic Corporation is a leading provider for PC audios in the computer industry. The company offers a wide range of product ranging from PCI sound cards, on-board audio cards, to wireless network audio technology.

Author: C-Media Electronics Inc..

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Part Of: SmartWizard MFC Application

Memory Usage: Medium. The process smwizard.exe has a total RAM and virtual memory allocation of 1.4MB when it is active in the system.

System Process: No

Application: Yes

Background Process: No

Uses Network: No

Uses Internet: No

Hardware Related: Yes. The process smwizard.exe is need for the on-board C-Media compatible audio device from various motherboards to function.

Common Path: C:\Windows\System32\

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