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System Resources and Memory Leakage

Is there a way to release system resources without rebooting ? How to find and resolve memory leakage. After boot looking at: System properties-Performance-System resources x% free,I receive 90% free, after working with various programs/applications (MS office, Excel) I get 55%, later it goes down to 10% and then I have to reboot as I get messages about 'Low system resources'.

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The quickest way to 'refresh' windows is to click Start, shutdown, select shutdown and hold down the Shift button while clicking OK. This will restart windows without going through a warm boot.

Memory leaks are a known bug in older versions of MS Office. If you don't want to upgrade to the latest version you should avoid closing the applications. Minimise them out of the way instead. The memory leak is caused by the app not returning all of its memory footprint to the heap when it closes.
well.. there could be hung applications so you could try ctrl-alt-del and then checking if there are any applications there which might need to be closed manually.

if you are doing this (office apps etc) over a few hours, i do not see why you should have to reboot so often. anyways. that's probably a different problem


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