dwm.exe is a Desktop Window Manager from Microsoft Corporation belonging to Microsoft® Windows® Operating System . dwm.exe is the Desktop Window Manager and is responsible for the graphical effects in Microsoft Windows Vista operating system such as 3D effects, live windows previews and windows transperancies. The Aero interface in Windows Vista can be quite taxing on system performace on certain computers and you can switch it off or reduce the screen resolution to increase performance.
If you are asking yourself if it is safe to remove dwm.exe from your Windows system then it is understandable that it is causing trouble. dwm.exe is a system process. dwm.exe should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly. System processes are processes that are run and managed by the operating system and are important to run the operating system. System processes manage different functionality of the operating system including memory management, hard disk management, network management, display, and so on. So, it is recommended that you do not remove dwm.exe.
There are many reasons why you are seeing dwm.exe error in your Windows system including:
Application conflicts and Missing or corrupt windows drivers can also lead to dwm.exe error.
The solution to fixing dwm.exe error include any one of the following
It is also recommended that you run a performance scan to automatically optimize memory and CPU settings.
Windows process requires three resource types to function properly including CPU, Memory, and Network. CPU cycles to do computational tasks, memory to store information and network to communicate with the required services. If any of the resources are not available, it will either get interrupted or stopped.
Any given process has a process identification number(PID) associated with it. A user can easily identify and track a process using its PID. Task Manager is a great way to learn how much resources dwm.exe process is allocating to itself. It showcases process resource usage in CPU/Memory/Disk and Network. If you have a GPU, it will also showcase the percentage of GPU it is using to run the process.