Windows 10: 1GB of RAM is being used while computer is idle!

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  1. simon123's Avatar
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    Windows 10 pro 64bit
       11 Apr 2016 #11

    your os uses ram to run
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  2.    11 Apr 2016 #12

    As long as your RAM is paid for, you are OK, LOL
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  3.    11 Apr 2016 #13

    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. lopedoggie's Avatar
    Posts : 448
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1803 build 17133.73
       11 Apr 2016 #14

    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. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       11 Apr 2016 #15

    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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