Dependencies could be so much fun, in some cases it's truly necessary to keep certain (genuine) processes running in order to satisfy the prerequisite(s) of a specific application.
OTOH, sometimes we might be able to get away with dummy processes (i.e. it's merely checking the presence without actually depending on those processes at all) that could do nothing more than "pretending" to be lsass.exe etc.
Basically we could create a dummy batch script and then convert that into an executable as mentioned below
Or simply grab something here and then rename that to whatever we want
I still dunno why it's sounding harsh (without the presence of "genuine" lsass.exe) since we're already going the extra miles to strip everything WAY down, though eventually we might consider emulating what Emile and Nenon were doing by upgrading to Asus WS C621E SAGE with dual Xeon Silver 4114 / 4210 while turning that into a headless setup without KVM (keyboard / video / mouse) etc.
Since we're already having network connections of the sake of TIDAL, I guess that running stuff like TightVNC might still produce less noise when compared to the "harm" that's potentially caused by GPU + monitor in addition to PS/2 keyboard + mouse