1. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 PRO
       08 Feb 2016 #1

    "System and Compressed Memory" consuming 1-3GB of RAM


    Installed Win10 yesterday for free, everything went without a hitch that day. Today after rebooting and having installed new updates, I fire up World of Warcraft and after a minute of playing I get a freeze for 20 seconds, followed by an error message from Windows that WoW is causing memory issues.

    I open up Task Manager and WoW is sitting at a happy ~1.5GB RAM usage, while another program called "System and Compressed Memory" is at 3.4GB RAM usage, after a minute it went back down to ~200MB, but kept spiking to 1-2GB

    I read up on this process online, but only ever came up threads of people having issues about it consuming too much CPU, mine was sitting at 0-1% usage during that lockdown for that process.

    The process is supposed to help RAM usage, but so far it has only caused issues, and I never had any RAM issues on Win7. So, is there a way to shut this thing off?
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,606
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       08 Feb 2016 #2

    Hi, don't know if you've seen this:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...23a?auth=1This is the update that is causing my system memory to go higher. Sometimes over 300mb to 500mb
    Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3124262)

    The minute i uninstall this update everything goes back to normal and system memory is taking up no more that 20mb

    Now since I am on windows 10, windows keeps wanting to install this update. How do I stop it from installing this update?
    (The answer to that is one of the tutorials in the Tutorials section, above).

    There is what seems to be a way to stop it here, but I certainly can't vouch for that- you can tell us the results if you try it.
    group policy - How to disable Windows 10 memory compression? - Super User
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  3.    08 Feb 2016 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Now since I am on windows 10, windows keeps wanting to install this update. How do I stop it from installing this update?
    (The answer to that is one of the tutorials in the Tutorials section, above).
    Or you can use Windows Update MiniTool
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