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Windows 7: 24GB Memory Windows 7 PRO 64, Usage 60%

14 Jun 2015   #11
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can lower the RAM allocated to the VM machine from VMware settings somewhere. 4GB will be enough for a smooth Win7 64 bit experience. I had problems with for example Windows Update when allocated was 2GB (too slow to find updates and apply them), came back to its senses after increasing to 4GB.

24GB is more than enough for most situations. Don't forget 8GB is already a good amount of memory (for regular usage and gaming) and you would have more than that running a VM machine anyway. I believe there would be no reason for you to upgrade to 64GB. I see only a few people here with so much RAM, maybe they will comment too.


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14 Jun 2015   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You should trim your page file down to 2 GB or so, that`s valuble real estate being taken up.

With 16 GB I haven`t used a page file in over 2 years.
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14 Jun 2015   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Your specs say you have Home Premium.

Isn't that limited to 16 GB, regardless of how much RAM you have in the slots?

And 110 processes. That's a pile.
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14 Jun 2015   #14
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, nice catch ignatz Question: Is it possible to use the extra mem as a RAMDrive or some such?
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14 Jun 2015   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If one wants to use 24 gigs of ram one needs Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate.

Home Premium top out a 16 gigs.
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14 Jun 2015   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yep, you should buy and install Pro, or install W10 TP and you`ll get the free license soon.

Download Windows 10 Insider Preview ISO - Microsoft Windows
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14 Jun 2015   #17
muplayer2000

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

No my system is windows 7 Pro 64bit.

Source of the problem was VMware, it was just sucking the resources and also page file system was way too high, not sure why windows set it to 24547, i reduce it to half.
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14 Jun 2015   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Because you have 24 GB of memory.

You can set it much lower then 12.
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14 Jun 2015   #19
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I believe that Windows will by default set the pagefile to memory size, based on the principle that you will have a workload proportional to your memory size. In the event that your workload is smaller a much smaller pagefile is adequate.
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05 Jul 2015   #20
muplayer2000

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Reduced the pagefile size and removed vmachine , now everything is good.

Cheers for the all the answers.
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