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  1.    11 Apr 2016 #11
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Canada Quebec
    Posts : 21
    Windows 10 pro 64bit

    your os uses ram to run
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  2.    11 Apr 2016 #12
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 2,014
    Windows 7

    As long as your RAM is paid for, you are OK, LOL
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  3.    11 Apr 2016 #13
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 27
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit

    I find that on most computers sitting idle at the desktop with antivirus in the background and all other startup programs trimmed out, that windows 7,8 and now win10 use about 1.2 to 1.8gb ram.

    I would think your bigger benefit would be to clean up the startup list to only what windows needs to run correctly and your antivirus.

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  4.    11 Apr 2016 #14
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 356
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v10586.3

    Relax. 1gb is okay. Running 64 gb ram utilizing 3.6 gb and that doesn't count virtual. 42 processes at idle and 3 start up programs with absolute minimal impact (action center wants me to reduce start items that, in my opinion are needed at start up). Unless your PC is slower than grass growing on a runway then I wouldn't worry about this. Just saying.
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  5.    11 Apr 2016 #15
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 15,305
    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro

    Before you spend time uninstalling bloatware (which I totally agree is less than worthless), go into Task Manager>Startup, and disable anything that is obviously bloatware. Don't mess with Defender, or audio (like Realtek), just the real obvious ones. Reboot and see what difference it makes. You'll get an idea what it would be like without all that stuff running. Then, slice away at the bloatware! (backup first, always)
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