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  • I have been using windows 7 for about a year and noticed that now I am running low on memory when I have not  installed any new programs. Subsequently  all files and documents, as well as, video and pictures are stored and used from another hard drive independent of my PC.

    I have read other comments and fixes but none apply to my PC.

     

    Friday, February 4, 2011 5:54 PM

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  • I am running low on memory

    Subsequently  all files and documents, as well as, video and pictures are stored and used from another hard drive independent of my PC.

    Memory and hard drive space are different. If you're low on memory (RAM) you can add more RAM to the computer:

    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/setup/addmemory.aspx

     

     

    If you're low on hard drive space:

    Free Up Hard Drive Space
     
    The following procedure cleans up files associated with your user account. You can also use Disk Cleanup to clean up all the files on your computer. 
     
       1. Click the Start button, in the search box, type Disk Cleanup, then click Disk Cleanup. 
       2. In the Drives list, click the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK. 
       3. On the Disk Cleanup tab, select the file types you want to delete. 
            Note: To Remove all System Restore Points Except the Most Recent - Click "Clean up System Files" and you will get another tab called More Options. Now click More Options, then click "Clean up" under "System Restore and Shadow Copies" then confirm the deletion. 
       4. Click OK on the bottom of the Disk Cleanup window and in the message that appears, click Delete files. 
     
     
    Reduce the amount of space allocated for System Restore. 
     
    1. Start-->Control Panel-->System and Security-->System 
    2. Next click on the 'System protection' link located in the upper left. 
    3. In the 'System Properties? window click on the 'System Protection' tab. 
    4. Locate the 'Protection Settings' box and select/click on the drive letter (usually C:) 
    5. Now click on the 'Configure' button to change the 'Disk Space Usage' Restore Settings. 
    6. Move the slider to the left to reduce the amount of disk space System Protection can use. 
    7. Click the 'Apply' and then the 'OK' button after you have adjusted the disk space.

     

    Turn of Hibernation 

      Turn of the Hibernation setting  - note: you will not be able to hibernate
       A. Click Start
       B. Go to All Programs --> Accessories
       C. Right click CMD.exe and select Run as administrator
       D. In the commant prompt type: powercfg -H off
       E. Press Enter, then exit CMD. You may need to restart

     

    Reduce Pagefile Size

       A. Open control panel and choose system and security.
       B. Click on system
       C. Click on Advanced  system settings.
       D. Click on advanced tab.
       E. In the performance section click on settings.
       F. Click on Advanced and choose Change in the Virtual Memory section.
       G. Uncheck Automatically Manage Pagefile size
       H. Select Custom and
       I. Enter a new amount. Enter the same number in both boxes. Minimum: 1GB (or 1024MB).
       I. click Set, then OK.
       J. Restart your computer
     



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    Friday, February 4, 2011 9:12 PM
  • Please download RAMMap [1][2] and run it when you have the high Memory usage. Now save the data as a RMP file. Zip the RMP file and upload the zip to your SkyDrive [3] and post a link here.

    André

    [1] http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ff700229.aspx
    [2] http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2010/08/13/introduction-to-the-new-sysinternals-tool-rammap.aspx
    [3] http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Friday, February 4, 2011 9:43 PM
  • On Fri, 4 Feb 2011 17:54:58 +0000, dream prices wrote:

    I have been using windows 7 for about a year and noticed that now I am running low on memory when I have not  installed any new programs. Subsequently  all files and documents, as well as, video and pictures are stored and used from another hard drive independent of my PC.

    "Memory"? I think you mean disk space. Memory and disk space are two
    entirely different things.  The term "memory" is used to refer to the
    place where the computer holds the program and data it is working with
    at the moment. It's normally random access memory (RAM), but that can
    be extended with the page or swap file on the hard disk. The word
    "memory" is never used to refer to the space on a drive (whether
    that's a hard drive, diskette, CD, DVD, or thumb drive). Space on a
    disk drive is normally called "storage" or simply "disk space."
    Calling disk space "memory" isn't so much wrong as just
    unconventional. In a sense, disk space is, of course, memory, but the
    important thing to realize is that the word is never used that way,
    and if you do so, you do it at the risk of seriously confusing your
    audience.
    So please tell us how big your disk drive is, how much is used, and
    how much is free.


    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP
    Friday, February 4, 2011 9:50 PM