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Originally Posted by Brutuz;15242153 
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Never gotten it below 700MB, even with extensive tweaking.

I'd have to try, through tweaks I was able to get Vista down to about 500MB, I would assume Windows 7 could get a bit lower than that after the work MS did to get it to run on machines with less RAM, possibly down to 300MB on Starter Edition or some stripped down version.

But the trick to find the minimum for me was this: After extensive tweaking, as soon as you boot up start up MemTest86, tell it to use all available RAM. Let the test run for about 10-15 seconds, then kill it and immediately check how much RAM you have free, that should be about how much the OS was really using.
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post #22 of 106
Windows 8 only needs 128MB for measures including retail version I will double it Windows 8 only needs 256MB

Tabletizing has its benefits

(The install requires 512MB so min is 512MB but system only uses 1/4 of that)
Edited by Seronx - 10/9/11 at 8:09pm
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post #23 of 106
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Originally Posted by coachmark2;15241551 
Not this this was very necessary with RAM being as cheap as it is. Plus, why is this guy saying that RAM consumes some dreadful amount of power? Isn't high end desktop RAM like 3-7 watts per stick max? Anyway, what do you guys think?

When it comes to saving power, I think the real issue would be:
W8 uses less ram to prevent use of the page file which does use a lot of power.
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you can slimline windows xp to use 40-50 mbs of ram depending on how far you want to go
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post #25 of 106
If you read the whole article he does say that the memory saving there doing for Windows 8 is not gonna matter for desktop pc.
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Microsoft’s efforts here will likely pay off big time in the tablet arena, though I’m guessing “saving tens of MB of RAM” isn’t that big a priority to our readers planning to load this on their primary PC.

EDIT: ok didnt realize 30mins past when I hit reply....darn you TV!!!! lol
Edited by terraprime - 10/9/11 at 8:40pm
 
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post #26 of 106
That's cool and all... but Ram isn't really an issue on Windows PC's unless you're shopping bottom of the barrel discount brand junk.

From a cold boot, my system sits at 1.15GB use (I am currently at 1.55gb used) out of 8GB. I've never seen it go above 3GB used and I'm am certain 95% of home users wouldn't either.
post #27 of 106
Bleh. People always say Windows 7 eats too much RAM, but really, if you have 4GB or more, you have no reason to complain...
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post #28 of 106
Now,Windows 8 need a new file system to stop file fragmentation once and for all.

It also needs to start eliminating the relevance of the registry. This will take down practically a lot of the remaining instability in Windows.
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post #29 of 106
every windows promises this...
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post #30 of 106
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Originally Posted by Eduardv;15243147 
Now,Windows 8 need a new file system to stop file fragmentation once and for all.

It also needs to start eliminating the relevance of the registry. This will take down practically a lot of the remaining instability in Windows.

I feel W7 takes care of fragmentation VERY well, although it doesn't STOP it like you are insinuating. It would be great to have 0 fragmentation, but I don't think it'll be possible. If you didn't know, you can set W7 to defragment your hard drive on the fly when not in use. It works pretty damn efficiently.
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