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Windows 7: Question for those with 7 starter on netbooks.

16 May 2015   #1
radzer0

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Question for those with 7 starter on netbooks.

Has anybody noticed that the machines that used to run well with 1gb wont even update anymore? It keeps spitting out a error code when checking for updates and when you look it up they say its related to running out of ram when doing anything windows update related. Even with 2gb of ram it will pop up saying its out of ram when downloading and error out again.

Fresh load with just basic starter and drivers.

I know the limit is to prevent starter being used on higher end machines but come on? If you release updates that end up using more ram why dont you up the limit?


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16 May 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Most people with limited models soon forget and overload them with third party stuff that soak up what little resources they have,
So with that in mind I wouldn't pool everyone as in having issues just those that think they have more than they actually do
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16 May 2015   #3
radzer0

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Good point, but loading one of these little machines with too much would make it slower than a iphone 4 with ios8 lol
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16 May 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea well the first thing people would do is hack to change desktop background and screen savers so that alone will soak it up with 1-2 gig's of ram for win-7 starter or basic

Then you get to all of the other goodies they try to do to make things look better
So it's all self inflicted and not much anyone can do for that

Then they use Chrome which that alone will bring a low system spec's machine to it's knees
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16 May 2015   #5
radzer0

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thats not the question tho, why is it that a starter machine with just a basic load cant even run windows update it errors out due to low ram.
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16 May 2015   #6
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Have you switched off Virtual Memory? - that's guaranteed to make a netbook choke.
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16 May 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Use Clean boot,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.
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16 May 2015   #8
radzer0

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

It is a empty load that has no programs installed like I said before. Just the basic windows. Once it gets that first update to the windows update runtimes (Dont know what its called but it installs before any updates) It cant check and the error means it runs out of memory before it finishes checking.
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16 May 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I don't know what empty load means post the startup screen shots so we might have a better idea what is loading with windows.
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16 May 2015   #10
radzer0

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

The only thing installed is windows and drivers. No programs have been installed at this point yet with the 1gb of ram after windows installs its updated windows update files when you goto check for updates it errors out and runs out of ram. Error also says it ran out of ram.

And no, there isnt any extra acer crap running with the drivers. Just the Intel GFX app which runs on almost everything out there.
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