How to reduce memory allocated to system

Garrett Erb 96 Reputation points
2021-02-15T17:05:23.993+00:00

Have Windows 10 Pro, 32GB Ram. 30.4GB is allocated to System? Unknown when or why. How do I reduce memory allocation?

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  1. Garrett Erb 96 Reputation points
    2021-03-09T14:43:54.667+00:00

    Hi Jenny. Appreciate your response, which is absolutely correct. However it was not the resolution to my problem.

    My issue was resolved by doing 3 things:

    First, I removed 3 programs that provided driver updates and/or 'cleaning' of the laptop environment of unwanted files, etc., and rebooted;

    Second, reset of the HPQ70 Firmware to a previous default version;

    Third, unchecking the number of processors and maximum memory boxes identified in the Boot 'Advanced Options' and restarting. This released the memory reserved for hardware and left 27.8GB available for programs. Apparently one of these programs modified the environment and another updated a driver that did not improve things. The laptop is speeding along as it used to.


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  1. Jenny Feng 14,096 Reputation points
    2021-02-16T02:03:20.66+00:00

    @Garrett Erb
    Hi,
    Memory usage (RAM) can grow significantly depending on the number of users and the type of applications they use.

    You could try the following ways to free up RAM storage for Windows 10 computers:
    https://www.pandasecurity.com/en/mediacenter/tips/how-to-free-up-ram/
    Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.
    Hope above information can help you.

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