More than 600MB RAM uses at Windows 7 startup

By shoeseat ยท 48 replies
Jan 1, 2010
  1. GN48

    GN48 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    Thanks, I didnt know Windows XP 64-bit can supoort up to 128GB of RAM! I'm going to use that OS for my future Gaming system....I tought the limit cap was 8GB for 64-bit XP, I guess I was wrong.....

    thanks again.....
  2. GN48

    GN48 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    Don't move on! XP still has the world under it's favor! You don't know what awaits for you beyond XP. But I know what's beyond that, t ain't a pretty site, that I can tell you! Now I want to go back to XP! I was a fool to let go of it, and now I've come crawling back!
  3. GN48

    GN48 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    Can I do that on VISTA and XP as well?

    I really want to disable Paging file because I know that slow your computer down.

    I can't put paging file on another HDD because I don't have one!
  4. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    I've beta tested vista as well as for 7 for well over a year each...... and unlike most of the other people i never had any and i mean ANY problems with either of them at any stage. Except with vista which felt bit sluggish i.e. pre SP1. Beside, I always up for change and something new; not the one who'll hang on to something for just the sake of it. I've even tried few linux distros during this period but always came back to windows, because i don't have enough time to waste on them.
  5. GN48

    GN48 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    So have I, but only on VISTA though, VISTA is like the devil's child, that's haunts me till this day even has I am typing this here! Right now I only Sp1, Do you know where I can get SP2? I've heard it before but I don't know if it's real or not. I also heard that it will fix most of the common problems you are facing in SP1. Should I go with the flow and hope that this isn't another false accusation? Like my friend you goated me into getting VISTA he said it was all good, better than XP! ha, some taste for VISTA he's got!
  6. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Yes SP2 for vista is available for long time now; I have used Vista HP with SP2 once it came out; again no problem at all, except that what felt earlier about Vista i.e. the SuperFetch has been implemented in it; any way here is the url for Vista SP2:
  7. GN48

    GN48 TS Rookie Posts: 143


    Is SP2 going to be the final SP there is to VISTA? it said it on the site.... Is there going to be SP3? no? ha! :evil:
    I this download runned automatically? like the download file is a temporary file? Well, this is going to take some time to download :zzz:
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    I have no idea ..... there may be an SP3 but not anytime soon; as far as I know MS is currently preparing SP1 for Win7 (what it will do or contain along with various fixes, i have no idea either).

    Anyway download it and install it; it will take a while to do so and you can either keep the file or delete it once you are done with it
  9. GN48

    GN48 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    thanks again!

    Okay.......... :)
  10. GN48

    GN48 TS Rookie Posts: 143


    My file has stopped at 62% of completion! 218 of 348MB! How do I resume my download without restarting the whole download again!
  11. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +456

    Posted from my machine right now - and working flawlessly and very snappy:

  12. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    Thanks LNCPapa - Win 7 shows the difference between the "available" and "free" that lets you feel better about your memory use but still shows that it is doing a much better job of using your memory as cache.
  13. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    I hope you are using a good download manager like net transport etc.
  14. GN48

    GN48 TS Rookie Posts: 143


    Uh...... I'm using Firefox to download this, I have Free Download Manager 3 but I don't how to get it to work with firefox. hmmmm wonder if it's better than Firefox's download manager. It only sometimes work in IE8.
  15. GN48

    GN48 TS Rookie Posts: 143


    2.98 GB of memory used! Damn! Mines like half of that on VISTA and a slightly less than a quarter on XP.

    hmmmm...... so that's what the windows task manager looks like in Windows 7. Looks pretty different to XP and VISTA. I'm guessing you have a proceesor with 8 cores working at 100% capcacity! Am I right? or is it just working at 20% capacity?

    Hmmmm.... seeing how you brought this up, I do have a simple question; Is kernel Memory Paging file? or do you have paging file disabled and just using your RAM?
  16. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    If that site keep getting stuck at 62% ......... you can try to find it some other site i am sure ;) just bing for Vista SP2
  17. GN48

    GN48 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    Okay, it's done

    Hi Archean, I've successfully downloaded SP2 for VISTA 32-bit. After installing and spending 30 minutes on this, it says Service Pack was not installed. Reverting changes. What does this mean? This also happens when I try to use Windows Update to install the latest patches for VISTA. Except instead of 'Service Pack was not installed' it says updates was not installed. Then once it finally boots to windows, it shows that Service Pack was not installed and there was no specific error but a technical one.

    Here's what it looks like:


    After that, Spybot tells me that a registry entry has been deleted: AVG toolbar update thingy and then this showed up after:


    I pressed Deny change, but it just keeps coming back, so out maddness, I finally clicked Allow change

    Anyway, I clicked on the link that says: Go online to learn more about this issue
    And they said something about downloading this System Update readiness Tool. So i did. Now I'm just waiting to see what th outcome is now again when I install SP2
  18. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    I am looking into it .... Please tell me one thing: have you disabled system restore by any chance? or altered your system registry before ?
  19. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

  20. GN48

    GN48 TS Rookie Posts: 143


    I don't think I've disabled system restore, but i think I remember one time I did, but I don't know if i actually did it or not.

    System Registry? what in the regedit thingy? yes? then the only things I did with the registry was make it display a login message at start before the accounts shows, Faster Menus to reduce the time for VISTA's and third-party menus to open and there was one other I can't seem to remember, but I think it makes VISTA use the Kernel memory to boot from.

    Those are the only registry edits, and the deletes are one for games and programs I know I don't have anymore on my Laptop.
  21. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    If you have tinkered with registry manually and or disabled system restore Vista SP2 doesn't like it; and if you don't know a restore point of time when you didn't do anything to registry go back to it and try again. If that is not possible, then i am unsure what to do; i will dig bit more to see if i can help, but be mentally prepared you may end up having to reinstall vista then.

    Or the best thing could be just dont bother with vista and jump ship for win 7 ;)
  22. GN48

    GN48 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    I've like uh, delete all the old restore point to save disc space unfortunately! :eek:

    I can't reinstall VISTA, because I don't have the installation disc! :D

    It was preinstalled!

    I don't think they sell Windows VISTA genuine anymore!

    I'll have to get a copie versiong of somewhere! This is also the same with XP, 2000 and 98SE!

    I can't go up to Windows 7, after I've experienced what VISTA is like, and not sure if 7 is like VISTA! Plus unless if I can reinstall windows, I don't really think I'd want to throw away my VISTA laptop, it's a genuine copy and throwing that out is like throwing your kids out! :haha:
  23. GN48

    GN48 TS Rookie Posts: 143

    Do you think if there's a way to enable system restore in the registry?

    by any chance? Could work!
  24. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    If you have vista setup cd, you can try to repair your vista installation, tell me if it works for you; also check out this discussion about problems installing SP2
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