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Windows 7: High memory and cpu usage

27 Feb 2014   #1

windows 7
High memory and cpu usage

Looking at the task manager I see that about 50 % of RAM memory is used and about 20 % of cpu.
The computer does nothing. Not a sigle app opened. Only the background tasks. I disabled almost anything from start-up. I even closed some services.

This I believe happened after installing a trial of Adobe Dreamweaver. Could it be the problem or is it a coincidence. It may conflict with other application?

Any help/suggestion would be very much appreciated.

Edit: I have 2 GB RAM. 2.6 GHz dual core cpu and windows 7 installed.

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27 Feb 2014   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Try a clean boot and find out the precise cause
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
or you could disable just the program that you suspect and test
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27 Feb 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

We need system specs to guide you better.

By Brink:
System Info - See Your System Specs

Dreamweaver by it's self needs a minimum of 1 gig of ram just to work properly. You state you have 2 gigs of ram installed. With the 1 gig of ram you have left will just barely run Windows 7.

System requirements

Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
1GB of RAM
1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
1280x1024 display with 16-bit video card
Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6 (included)
Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.*
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