Windows 10 Fall creators update issue
Written by: TClawWolf - 05:57 Nov-06-2017

Ever since installing the Windows 10 Fall Creators update, I've been having this odd issue where memory usage will sometimes spike as high as 49% with the system just sitting idle(Please note I have 24GB and this is HIGHLY Irregular!), closing Firefox and Steam will get it back down to 40%, but even going through task manager doesn't show anything using a high amount of RAM, so it appears to be a memory leak of some kind.
In addition to this, sometimes when this happens, even shutting down using the "shutdown" option doesn't solve it, as when I turn the machine back on, the memory usage is still high, and not only that, it remembers my MSI Afterburner overclock settings(even though I'm not applying any overclock to startup)...... shutdowns also tend to take longer, like it seems like it's taking a snapshot of your system state to apply to next boot.
Using the "restart" option instead remedies this, it clears the RAM and clears the previous overclock, bringing memory usage down to a nice lean 9% on restart.
I've checked all the usual suspects like "Intel Rapidstart" and have confirmed it's disabled.... I went through all of my BIOS settings and Windows settings to see if there's anything I can find that might be triggering the behavior.... but to no avail.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this after updating Windows 10 to Fall creators? Any idea what's causing it? Maybe a new Windows feature that you have to disable through some obscure method?


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This has been apart of WIndows since 8, and may have been developed on. Usually the vast majority of the memory usage is low priority cached data which is really smart use of RAM actually. Superfetch is a built in service that tries to predict your usage of the OS and will retrieve data ahead of time. I've had a lot of issues with this so I'd recommend disabling that. As for MSI remembering your settings, it has profiles for that purpose, but if you didn't create one, then it's like being caused by hybrid start up where the session is saved to the hard drive and the kernel is restarted. That can be disabled in the settings.

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