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The Computer Didn't Free Up Memory


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#1 DarkNight

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 07:09 AM

First,Merry Christmas :thumbsup:

Second,lately I have been testing anti-virus to see which one i like(of course I un-install the previous anti-virus then install the new one)
I finally go back to my previous one,lol
But,I notice when I un-install the anti-virus,or any software,my computer didn't free up memory
I try to clear out junk files,defrag,anything,and only a bit free up
like before,8.40 gb
now,7.45gb

I lost 1 gb

I even try system restore,but no luck

I scan for virus and spyware,but only came up tracking cookies

any ideas?

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 07:56 AM

Try using SequoiaView to see if you can locate where the missing space went.
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 08:02 AM

You need to run disk clean up and avoid any excessive testing, there's nothing perfect about installing or removing any software, it's all an accident waiting to happen. If you want to test a lot of software then do it, figure out what you need and then start over from scratch and with a clean install of windows and install only the software you tested and liked the best.

You might need to do this a few times as each antivirus installed and uninstalled messes your computer up a little.
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 08:28 PM

Here's a thought: every time you install a major app (like an antivirus) and probably when you uninstall such an app, Windows will create a restore point. These restore points can stack up quickly in a scenario like the one you've described. Try deleting all but the latest restore point to clear up some space. (Click here to read BC's tutorial for this)

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 11:31 PM

OMG Andrew,you're a life saver!!
It free up from 7.54 to 10.23!!!

Thank you!!

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:15 AM

Great! That'll be $29.95 please :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:24 AM

LOL

*hand over the virtue money to Andrew*

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:28 AM

*pockets virtual money, buys a virtual round of beers*

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:10 AM

Haha, good one Amazing Andrew! :thumbsup: Also Darknight, if you can, try to use another computer or possibly another Hard Drive for testing out programs so that it doesn't cluttler your main Hard Drive, I do this and it works good (I use a second hard drive.)

Edited by david.graziani, 18 December 2007 - 01:16 AM.


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Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:18 AM

you're gonna laugh,19 gb :thumbsup:
and my second hd 17gb

so little,lol
I was thinking of getting another one,but to lazy,lol

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:21 AM

opps,didn't see your edit post

My second HD is almost full,lol
and the only comp I got is a laptop that have 3gb :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:53 AM

Yeah just get a 80GB or better Hard Drive and use one of the Hard drives for just music and videos pictures etc. and teh second one for testing out programs etc. and the 80Gb for the nomral things liek the OS etc.




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