Windows® 7 Memory Usage
What are the various ways to reduce the memory usage in Windows 7?
Users of Windows 7 need to have memory to store anything and everything in their system. The performance of your system depends on the available memory. Reduced memory might results in the slow down of your system. Users seek the help of a trouble shooter to find and fix the problems with the memory usage of their system. You need to click at the start button and open the performance troubleshooter and then click the control panel. Then you need to click on the trouble shooting for checking performance issue. Running more than one program during the Windows start up reduces memory of your system. Fragmentation of data on your hard disk is another reason of slow down of your system. Defragmentation results in the increase of memory of your system.
The points given below might gives users an idea about the way to measure memory usage of Windows 7:
- Resource monitor
- Delete unwanted programs
- Remove viruses and spywares
Measure the memory usage of your system using Resource monitor. Open this tool by clicking the button at the bottom of the performance tab in the task manager. This tool was used with Windows Vista and is completely repaired for Windows 7. The usage of your system memory can be seen in the Memory tab with detailed information of each process. It has colorful memory bar graph for showing the status of your memory.
Delete unwanted programs
Unwanted programs in the memory of your system reduce the memory space. The manufacture’s of PC offer trial editions and limited edited versions of the programs in it. You need to delete such programs if you do not want them. This might save space and reduce the memory usage of your system. You need to uninstall the programs installed by manufactures or by you if you do not want them any more. It would be helpful to reduce the memory usage by deleting utility programs like virus scanners, disk cleaners and back up tools.
Remove viruses and spywares
You need to check for viruses and spywares if your PC is running slow. Accumulation of viruses and spywares in your PC reduces the free space. Antivirus and antispyware programs need to be installed in your system to check for viruses and spywares. This might reduce the memory usage and increases the performance of your system.
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