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  1.    28 Jan 2015 #11

    My main machine is in the shop so I had an extra 120 gb SSD around so I formatted it and installed the build 9926. I have 16 gb of ram.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 952
    Windows 8.1, 10
       28 Jan 2015 #12

    caperjack said: View Post
    my 8year old dell laptop with 2gig is running the latest release ,and it works quite well [excpt for issue with the wifi not working after a shutdown ,i fixed that by using a usb wifi stick]or i can assure you i would not even use it
    I had a similar problem with my old XP-vintage laptop when I upgraded it from 8 to 8.1, and I think it may affect 10 too.

    If I Hibernate'd it, or Shutdown with Fast Startup enabled (which is also a form of Hibernate) then the WiFi wouldn't reconnect.

    In my case, the cure was to go into Device Manager, right click on the Wifi adaptor to get properties, go into Power Management, and untick the box 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power'
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    Might be worth a try to save a USB port...?
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  3. Joined : Mar 2014
    Cape Breton Nova Scotia ,Canada
    Posts : 2,907
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       28 Jan 2015 #13

    DavidY said: View Post
    caperjack said: View Post
    my 8year old dell laptop with 2gig is running the latest release ,and it works quite well [excpt for issue with the wifi not working after a shutdown ,i fixed that by using a usb wifi stick]or i can assure you i would not even use it
    I had a similar problem with my old XP-vintage laptop when I upgraded it from 8 to 8.1, and I think it may affect 10 too.

    If I Hibernate'd it, or Shutdown with Fast Startup enabled (which is also a form of Hibernate) then the WiFi wouldn't reconnect.

    In my case, the cure was to go into Device Manager, right click on the Wifi adaptor to get properties, go into Power Management, and untick the box 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power'
    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	11260

    Might be worth a try to save a USB port...?
    thanks so much ,never thought to do that ,will give it a try right now' thanks



    edit ,that kind of worked ,i now don't have to uninstall the driver to get it to work ,i just have to put in the password to get it to connect every time
    Last edited by caperjack; 29 Jan 2015 at 06:57.
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  4.    29 Jan 2015 #14

    Hi there

    running x-64 version in a VM (OK I know it's not quite the same) with 2GB RAM allocated --runs fine. I can't see any problems with 4GB RAM on a real machine whatsoever.

    Things like Photoshop and ms office run just fine in the VM.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 952
    Windows 8.1, 10
       29 Jan 2015 #15

    caperjack said: View Post
    edit ,that kind of worked ,i now don't have to uninstall the driver to get it to work ,i just have to put in the password to get it to connect every time
    Glad I could kind of help.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 654
    Windows 7
       29 Jan 2015 #16

    The pagefile was introduced to provide a place where old stale data could be offloaded from RAM leaving more of it for more important purposes, thus improving performance. The pagefile isn't the only or even the biggest source of hard pagefaults. Having a pagefile generally lowers the overall level of pagefaults. The pagefile is useful BECAUSE RAM is faster than the hard drive. Counterintuitive I know, but still true.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 677
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       29 Jan 2015 #17

    The pagefile is useful BECAUSE RAM is faster than the hard drive.

    This doesn`t make much sense, a pagefile is on the hard drive.

    With 12 GB of ram or more, I personally find a pagefile useless anymore, with 16 GB of ram in my W7 machine I`ve turned it off. No issues in 2 years.

    I know some programs may require it.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 230
    10
       01 Feb 2015 #18

    You have (basically) paged and non-paged functions in memory.
    Paged memory can be paged (swapped) in and out of the pagefile (and out/in of RAM)
    non-paged memory stays in the RAM

    So, the memory requirement for an OS is amount of stuff that stays in RAM (plus, I'd suspect, a bit of overhead) in the supported scenarios. Don't forget that there has to be some space in the RAM for stuff that's swapped in/out of the pagefile too.

    I ran without a pagefile in the early days of Win7. I had no problems (for about 6 months) until I installed a game which demanded that I have one.
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  9.    01 Feb 2015 #19

    The first computer I worked on had 1 megabyte of ram!
    When I updated it to 4 megabytes it cost me $300 for a 4 Mb ram stick.

    Of course the hard drive was only 40 megabytes, and I think Windows used up 17 of those.

    Windows 3.1 couldn't access this massive amount of memory at startup and it used to be a real hassle to get it to load some software.

    Now I have 32,000 megabytes of ram, and 2,000,000 megabytes of internal hard drive space, times have really changed.

    I still have a page file but I don't put it on my C:\ drive and I have no idea how much it gets used.

    Mike
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  10. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Feb 2015 #20

    On this PC I got it with 4gm of RAM. Worked fine but I decided one day to get and 8GB stick(Corsair Vengeance) and I love it. Oh and I got 15$ bucks for trading in the 4gb of RAM. Nice deal.
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