Ever since I installed windows 8.1, I've noticed a few problems with my beloved laptop. Sadly, I know there's no way to downgrade easily, so I hope I may be able to fix it without having to do a clean install...
The most bothersome issue is the memory issue. My laptop has 4GB RAM installed and a 2GB dedicated graphics card. Since installing Windows 8.1, I have been getting errors about full memory, while it is simply impossible for my memory to be full (the only two programs I was running were Google Chrome and Sims 3 (using the Nvidia graphics). That should be nowhere near the 4GB RAM that's supposed to be 'full', right? I googled it and noticed I wasn't the only one with the issue.
I'm also wondering about the meaning of the figured in Task Manager. It says I have 54% of my memory in use, but of all the tasks I can see I calculated around 1GB usage? When I open the performance tab, and click memory, it tells me 2.0GB is in use, 1.9GB is available (I'm only running Firefox right now, no other programs, so 2GB does seem like a bit much?).
What does 2.8/14.8GB commited memory and 1.5GB Cached mean?
Occasionally it does tell me I have used 100% of Disk memory, I believe, while it shows there's barely anything in use, which worries me.
I've also noticed my laptop is a bit slower than usual.
I have run multiple AV/malware scans and my computer should be completely clean. I quite regularly defrag my system using Auslogics Diskdefrag.
Conclusion: the memory message and slowness concern me,