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Software: when is too many?

by zanada / November 8, 2014 9:18 PM PST

Is there a limit you should respect to the amount of software you have on your computer? when is too many?
Am I right in guessing, the determining factor is your ram and cpu % being used at Windows boot-up?
I'm at 58 process 5% cpu 37% memory
Or is there other factors to consider (too much clutter in the registry)

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Re: software
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 8, 2014 9:58 PM PST

Just installing software doesn't matter at all. You can install quite a lot of software on a 1 TB disk. But you can't run all if it at the same time. The less you run, the less RAM and virtual memory is used.

Kees

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all you want
by renegade600 / November 9, 2014 5:09 AM PST

You can install all you want. HOWEVER, you need to leave about 10 to 20 percent (depending on drive size) of your c drive free for your computer to run efficiently. Also you need to keep close watch as to what is running in your startup because you could also start having resource issues if there is too many startup items.

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by Dafydd Forum moderator / November 9, 2014 5:15 AM PST
In reply to: all you want

you can go to MSCONFIG>startup and disable things like Adobe anything, Realtime, and a load of other things you don't need to run at startup.
Dafydd.

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