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

16 May 2015   #11

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

So give us at least some back ground on the machine
I'm surprised Noel didn't request you provide the windows update error posting instructions
Windows Update Posting Instructions

And this as well,
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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16 May 2015   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64

At this point I put in a 2gb stick to get the updates going on it. Ill get you the windows update error code tho. Give me a few as its doing a shutdown update session right now.
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16 May 2015   #13

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Unless you turned off virtual memory a Windows machine shouldn't run out of RAM. That's the whole point of virtual memory, uses disk space as RAM when the OS runs out of physical RAM. It might slow to a crawl but shouldn't error out with not enough memory.
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23 May 2015   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64

Here is another starter laptop. Its a samsung. Base load of windows 7 starter sp1 32bit would not even try updates with the original 1gb of ram. After putting a different 2gb stick than the other laptop this one is fighting to do updates same as the other.

Attached is some photos for you guys showing that nothing is running that its an empty load of windows. I have no clue whats wrong with starter now. Non sp1 disk I have works perfect. But the sp1 disk has issues for starter. If I install home premium with the disk it doesnt give these issues.

Let me know if you guys want anymore info. I will also pull out the 2gb stick shortly and post a picture of the error that comes up when checking for update if it only has 1gb of ram.

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23 May 2015   #15

Windows 7 Pro x64

If I fight with the computer it will do 5-10 updates at a time. Those 14 are just part of whats left. Even after checking for updates again it still shows around 50ish updates waiting. If I install at shutdown it fails and reverts.

Note that this 2gb ram stick Im trying in this machine is different from the one that was in the acer the original post was about.
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23 May 2015   #16

Windows 7 Pro x64

This is after I went back to 1gb of ram. While it checks for updates it fails with that error and comes up with the low memory message.

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24 May 2015   #17
Microsoft MVP


Have you tried reboots watching for Windows Updates queued on Start Menu Shutdown button with a ! mark? Some Updates want a full Shutdown to install, many that fail will eventually catch up with enough reboots.

Try typing Troubleshoot in the Start Search Box, run the Windows Update troubleshooter. Google the specific error codes for Updates which persistently fail to find how others have resolved them. Once you post the Updates log Noel will likely have other steps for your to take.

Those Intel programs do not need to start up with Windows.
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24 May 2015   #18

Windows 7 Pro x64

Shutdowns also fail the same. Tried the Microsoft fixit for windows updates and it still did the same. Also the Intel gfx apps don't use much for resources. Last machine I had issues with didn't even have them running but the same result. I did install from a non sp1 disk on another 1gb machine and it appears to be something with the sp1 loads of starter. Updating a non service pack to sp1 and updates work perfect after.
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25 May 2015   #19

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

There is a known bug with 32bit Windows - which MS are addressing - where the RAM required for a full check can grow to exceed the available address space.. I was under the impression that this was only relevant in Domain situations with WSUS in operation, but it may also be applicable here.
An update is expected within a month or so to address this problem - but no definite details have yet emerged that I am aware of.
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28 May 2015   #20

Windows 7 Pro x64

When installing updates on any machine no matter version after the first 100 or so updates ram fills up and drags the pc down. They need to fix this too. Maybe a final sp2 one day. Consolidate to lower server load.

But anyways. Found the issue. Virtual memory is disabled by default in 7 starter sp1. Non service pack came enabled. Why they did this I have no clue. Maybe to get people to upgrade to home premium?
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