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09 Jan 2016   #1
Moin95

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
windows 7 using too much RAM on enabling auto update

I am using windows 7 Home premium 64 bit. It started using a lot of RAM around 3.5 GB and sometimes 3.85 GB out of 4 GB on enabling automatic updates, but when I disable updates the RAM usage drop downs to 1.3 GB. Why is that?


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09 Jan 2016   #2
Baddog22556

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Maybe try using your Resource Monitor and see if the upgrade is the culprit or something causing the
memory leak. You could also look into the Task Manager for extended usage.
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09 Jan 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You should never enable auto update.
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09 Jan 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

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What are your intentions - do you want to save your RAM for a rainy day. If I were you, I would be happy if all the RAM that I paid a lot of money for is being used.
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09 Jan 2016   #5
Golden
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Moin95 View Post
I am using windows 7 Home premium 64 bit. It started using a lot of RAM around 3.5 GB and sometimes 3.85 GB out of 4 GB on enabling automatic updates, but when I disable updates the RAM usage drop downs to 1.3 GB. Why is that?
Its using as much RAM as possible because that's the fastest way of completing the updates in the shortest time possible.
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09 Jan 2016   #6
Moin95

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baddog22556 View Post
Maybe try using your Resource Monitor and see if the upgrade is the culprit or something causing the
memory leak. You could also look into the Task Manager for extended usage.
process named svchost.exe is taking most of the RAM.
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09 Jan 2016   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Thats completely normal.
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09 Jan 2016   #8
whs
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That process is 90% of the OS
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09 Jan 2016   #9
Moin95

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look at this!


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09 Jan 2016   #10
AddRAM

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When you enable auto update, do upates start downloading ?

or is windows fully updated already ?

If it`s downloading updates, it will use memory.
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