Windows 10: 4 GB RAM - How will it run on Windows 10?

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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       27 Jan 2015 #1

    4 GB RAM - How will it run on Windows 10?

    If I have 4 GB of RAM, how is it going to run Windows 10?
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  2. Posts : 24,547
    Windows 10 Home x64
       27 Jan 2015 #2

    It should run as fine as it does with WIn8.1/WIn7.
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       27 Jan 2015 #3

    I only have 4gig ram and it works just fine for me
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  4. Posts : 1,625
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       27 Jan 2015 #4

    I run it in a Vitual Machine and only gave it 2GB and it works fine. :)
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  5. Posts : 351
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       27 Jan 2015 #5

    I just installed Win-10 (32 bit ver.) on a little HP laptop, with 4GB of installed ram, but since I'm running the 32 bit version of the OS, it can only see 3.49GB anyway, so anything more would go unused. Beta testing a new OS, is a lot more complex than how much ram it takes to run right.

    Yesterday, I installed 10/32 on a ten year old desktop, that I built in 2005, and it now has 4GB of ram installed.
    But just like the laptop, Win-10 on the desktop can only see 3.49GB of that 4GB of ram, but it runs Great!

    I suspect that Win-10 will actually run on a lot less, albeit maybe not as fast.

    So far, I'm quite impressed with the Driver Package that comes with Win-10 Pro, Technical Preview 9926.
    It automatically picked up all the hardware on my ten year old Desktop, including a USB3.0 adapter card.
    It also picked up my Epson XP-410 Ink Jet printer, and runs it just fine.

    It looks like Win-10 will be a success.

    It comes with Windows Mail, disabled of course, just like Win-7, 8 & 8.1. But on those OS's I could re-activate it with a simple tweak, but on 10 I've not been successful doing that. But that's a whole different matter. Eh?

    So I'm now using "Windows Live Mail" which I had to download. It requires Dot Net Framework 3.5 which I also had to download. WLM is the closest thing to Windows Mail that I've found, so far.

    Cheers Mates!
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  6.    27 Jan 2015 #6

    Windows 10 + 240gb SSD + 4gb RAM here and it runs plenty fast. After booting up and with Outlook, Skype and Chrome running it reports that it uses 2.8 / 3.9gb used. Works great.
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       27 Jan 2015 #7

    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
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    Windows 10 Skip Ahead Preview Build 18204
       27 Jan 2015 #8

    Yesterday, this HP Entertainment PC dv9700 laptop had 2 GB RAM and was running Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit efficiently.

    Today it has 4 GB RAM (from my cratered Pavilion dv7-1256 laptop) and is running Windows 10 64 bit efficiently. So far I don't see any more speed than there was with 8.1 Pro.

    BTW, I can see and use all 4 GB RAM.
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  9.    27 Jan 2015 #9

    I was just testing it in 1GB of RAM and it ran fine - although a bit tight. Usually I run it in 4GB.

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  10. Posts : 351
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       28 Jan 2015 #10

    A bit of history:

    When MS started making Windows, many years ago now, they knew that it would be called on to run on the systems of the day, with maybe only 256meg's of ram. So, they created the Virtual Memory (Pagefile) to be a supplement to the physical RAM.
    That works, but it negatively effects the performance of the PC, because accessing files from the hard drive (the Pagefile) is much slower than accessing the same files from RAM memory, by as much as 1000 times.
    In theory, if you have enough RAM, you don't even need a Pagefile, except that some software expects to see it and may puke if it doesn't.

    Cheers Mates!
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