Windows 10: Windows not releasing programs from memory

Discus and support Windows not releasing programs from memory in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Whenever I run Windows utilities such as DISM, SFC, or install/uninstall a program within Windows 10 (1903), if I check my memory usage you can see... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by nihil66861986, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Windows not releasing programs from memory


    Whenever I run Windows utilities such as DISM, SFC, or install/uninstall a program within Windows 10 (1903), if I check my memory usage you can see that it of course goes up, but after the operation has completed and I've exited out of it, my memory usage is still up and I must restart for my memory usage to return to normal. Browsing online or running other programs such as games, Viber, etc do not cause this problem and my memory remains around 21% (16GB's) throughout the day. Is this normal for Windows utilities to be retained in memory after closing them?

    Thanks,
    Mike

    :)
     
    nihil66861986, Jun 14, 2019
    #1

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  3. Sasqui Win User
    Overclocking / Undervolting guide for Vega 56 or 64?

    Here's a quick laundry list:

    List of software to use for overclocking and testing
    Examples:
    Wattman (and how to find and use it, like an overview, including profiles)
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    Sasqui, Jun 14, 2019
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  4. Isha Soni Win User

    Windows not releasing programs from memory

    Memory Use with Downloads: Not Releasing

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting your query to Microsoft forum. I will certainly help you with this.

    I would like to know;

    Have you upgraded to the full version of Windows 10?

    This issue could occur due to incompatible, outdated or corrupted device drivers. Let’s try to follow these methods below which can help us resolving this issue.

    Method 1:

    Step 1: Perform System Maintenance troubleshooter.

    I would suggest you to perform System Maintenance troubleshooter on the computer and check if it fixes the issue.

    Please follow the steps to perform System maintenance check to improve performance of the computer:


    • Press Windows and x
      key together and select Control Panel.

    • Click on Troubleshooting.


    • Click on View all
      on the left side panel.

    • Click on System Maintenance and follow the onscreen instructions.

    Step 2: Also test your computer’s RAM memory

    The memory Diagnostic tool helps you to identify if any problems found due to hardware failure Such as RAM, Motherboard and other circuit and it is done by running set of tests.

    Steps to start Memory Diagnostic Tool

    • Press Windows key on the keyboard
    • Type Memory in the search bar
    • Click on Diagnose your computer's memory problem
      follow the wizard.
    • Now you can see the option to check the memory errors and click the
      Restart now and check for problem option, before that saved any unsaved work running your PC.
    • Once you select to restart, the windows memory diagnostic tool
      starts checking and restarts automatically displaying the result.


    If the issue persists, follow method 2.

    Method 2: Perform Clean Boot

    Placing your system in Clean Boot state helps in identifying if any third party applications or startup items are causing the issue. You need to follow the steps from the article mentioned below to perform a Clean Boot

    How to perform a clean boot in Windows


    Refer to Windows 8.1 steps, as they are applicable to Windows 10.

    Note: Refer "How to reset the computer to start normally after clean boot troubleshooting" to reset the computer to start as normal after troubleshooting.

    Hope this information is helpful. If the issue still persists, please post back for further assistance, we'll be glad to assist you.

    ____________________

    Thanks & Regards,
     
    Isha Soni, Jun 14, 2019
    #4
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