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Windows 7: svchost.exe (netsvcs) draining all my memory

15 Sep 2015   #101
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Stop services BITS and Windows Update, if CPU and RAM get fixed then install Windows Update Agent June 2015 (may need to enable Windows Update at least). Then enable BITS too after installing it. There is one newer version of WU Agent I believe but I don't have experience with it.


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15 Sep 2015   #102
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexncfc View Post
It took forever for the desktop icons to appear and eventually managed to discover that it runs Windows 7 (x86) but only has 1GB RAM. I had an old laptop 1GB RAM module laying about which I said he could have so we fitted it, but it is hardly any different in performance at all! It takes forever to do anything - I loaded up task manager and it took 5 minutes or so to appear on screen.
Is this a wind up? It has 1Gb RAM and runs Windows 7. Or possibly it has 2Gb if you added another 1GB.

Well here's my memory usage:
svchost.exe (netsvcs) draining all my memory-1gb-ram.jpg
svchost.exe (netsvcs) draining all my memory-1gb-ram-2.jpg
Note 73 running processes.

Apologies if I don't understand your post but 2Gb RAM is a bare minimum and you can expect a slow machine.


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16 Sep 2015   #103
alexncfc

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Stop services BITS and Windows Update, if CPU and RAM get fixed then install Windows Update Agent June 2015 (may need to enable Windows Update at least). Then enable BITS too after installing it. There is one newer version of WU Agent I believe but I don't have experience with it.
Thanks, GokAy, I will check it out.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexncfc View Post
It took forever for the desktop icons to appear and eventually managed to discover that it runs Windows 7 (x86) but only has 1GB RAM. I had an old laptop 1GB RAM module laying about which I said he could have so we fitted it, but it is hardly any different in performance at all! It takes forever to do anything - I loaded up task manager and it took 5 minutes or so to appear on screen.
Is this a wind up? It has 1Gb RAM and runs Windows 7. Or possibly it has 2Gb if you added another 1GB.

Well here's my memory usage:
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Note 73 running processes.

Apologies if I don't understand your post but 2Gb RAM is a bare minimum and you can expect a slow machine.
No, not a wind up - and nor do I need to see screenshots of your memory usage to back up your somewhat pointless point - I am well aware that 1GB is not sufficient to run Windows 7 well, but it is the minimum requirement and should never be as slow as this laptop is performing. 2GB on the other hand, for the 32-bit version of Windows 7, is more than enough to run the system well and responsively, and the fact that increasing the RAM made no difference when it should have is a point I am making. I have ran Windows 7 on machines with 1.5 and 2GB memory with zero problems. No it won't be the most speediest but to say I can expect a slow machine is a bit different to the problem I have described in my previous post here, whereby the laptop isn't just slow, it just takes forever to do anything at all.
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16 Sep 2015   #104
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If things don't get settled after stopping the services, you may also disable them and restart to see (this would be a better test if former doesn't work).
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16 Sep 2015   #105
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexncfc View Post
No, not a wind up - and nor do I need to see screenshots of your memory usage to back up your somewhat pointless point - I am well aware that 1GB is not sufficient to run Windows 7 well, but it is the minimum requirement and should never be as slow as this laptop is performing. 2GB on the other hand, for the 32-bit version of Windows 7, is more than enough to run the system well and responsively, and the fact that increasing the RAM made no difference when it should have is a point I am making. I have ran Windows 7 on machines with 1.5 and 2GB memory with zero problems. No it won't be the most speediest but to say I can expect a slow machine is a bit different to the problem I have described in my previous post here, whereby the laptop isn't just slow, it just takes forever to do anything at all.
Okay point taken. I should have read that your are talking about 32bit windows 7.

Suggest getting a copy of RAMMap and working out which files are using the most memory.

Use the "File Summary" tab and sort from highest to lowest. Let us know which files are top of the list.
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16 Sep 2015   #106
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Will Windows 7 32/64 run slow with 1 or 2 gig's of ram. It sure will.
Will it run slooooooow with 1 or 2 gig's of ram. I don't know because I would not put up with the slow to ever get to slooooooow.

I'm on my grandpa computer at the present. With Startups to little of nothing and Services set at default.
Malwarebytes and MSE running and one open page on this forum using Firefox I'm using a little over 2 gig's of ram. If I only had 2 gig's of ram things would be very slow.

Microsoft says Windows 7 will run on 2 gig's of ram and alexncfc computer will verify that. What you don't see Microsoft stating is how well it will run on 2 gig's of ram.

alexncfc we have no need or desire to lie to you. We are here to help other members. A sweat spot for Windows 7/32 is 4 gig's of ram. On a Windows 7/64 most will say 8 gig's is the sweat spot.
I personally have more on my system and seldom ever use more than 6 gig's.
So you don't have to ask. I have more than needed ram just because I want to and maybe I will need it later down the road.
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16 Sep 2015   #107
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi
The only version of windows I've seen that uses 2gb of ram is 7 starter or basic
7 home premium 32 bit would usually come with 3gb
7 64 bit would come with 4gb
I'm sure some manufactures sold low end/ low powered units but the above is what I've seen that works,

I'm also sure adding a ssd will be the best improvement to adding ram if you have the above minimums 3-4gb.
It also depends on how much crapware is installed on how well or badly a unit will function.
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04 Nov 2015   #108
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Just got this one or at least just noticed it as a Optional
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810

Quote:
Issues that are fixed in this update


Issue 1

When you install updates by using System Center Configuration Manager, the installation takes a long time, and System Center Configuration Manager becomes overloaded.
Issue 2

The Svchost.exe process occupies 100 percent of CPU usage when you upgrade a Windows Update client to Windows 10.
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08 Nov 2015   #109
Arcadia

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
THE GENERAL SOLUTION FOR THIS!!! (I think, haha)

This solution works only for Windows 7. I don't know if this applies when the problem is caused by computer viruses.

1. Start Task Manager
2. Go to Processes tab. Click Show processes from all users.
It requires admin authentication so you must be the admin or you must have the admin password. The Task Manager will then automatically restart with the new session showing all the processes occurring in your computer.
3. Look for the process that gives you the highest Memory (Private Working Set) value. If you're in this thread then that means that process is svchost.exe (netsvcs). (All types of svchost.exe processes have the same Image Name (that is svchost.exe) and the same Description (that is Host Process for Windows Services), while the User Name designation may be the same for another one or two processes in this tab.) If your problem is the same as the one asked in this thread, then if you arrange the Memory (Private Working Set) value in descending order you'll find the svchost.exe for netsvcs at the top, or if not, nearest to the top. The svchost.exe process for netsvcs has a User Name of SYSTEM.
Right-click on its row and select Go to Service(s). You will be transported to the Services tab and you may find that the selected rows are somehow scattered. (Notice the Group of the selected rows, they should be netsvcs, if not, then the svchost.exe process you selected is not for netsvcs. Try the other svchost.exe processes by going back to the Processes tab and redo Step 3 again.) To work with this at the most efficient way, whether or not the selected rows are scattered, click the Status column header then the Group column header. This would divide the processes according to the Group at the first level then according to the Status at the second level.
4. Stop a service then look at its impact on CPU Usage. Normally you can see this at your notification tray, if not, go to the Performance tab and view the diagram there. In my case, stopping the service wuauserv (it has a Description of Windows Update) dropped my CPU Usage from an all-time 100% to an average of 20%. If this does not give the same effect to you, then you may do this with other services. Just always be conscious of the services you stop by noting the Description of the service then checking its Description on the full list of services by clicking the Services... button (there's another column header for Description in this window, it's not a typo). In addition, verify that the process you're working has the highest Memory (Private Working Set) 'cause if not it might not have an observable effect with the CPU Usage.
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15 Nov 2015   #110
thkumara

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Hi every one. This is my first post.

This solution works for Windows 7

I have change my Windows theme to Windows Classic.

It speedup my Computer and can release more memory.
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