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Microsoft Windows: A Quick Fix For Low Memory Problems

This article describes a quick fix for low memory warnings. I have a laptop with Microsoft Windows 8.1. The memory is not expandable in this laptop. I began experiencing problems due to low memory. For example, I'd be on a social network and the laptop would freeze. I found that my available memory was down to 38%. After rebooting the computer, the available memory was over 50%, but would quickly decrease as I browsed the web.

If you are experiencing low memory problems, you might want to try this even is you have an earlier version of Microsoft windows. It is a simple temporary fix and you can always undo it.

Go to your Control Panel and click on Internet Options. Under the "General Tab" you will see a section titled "Browsing History." Click on the button labeled "Settings." in the section labeled "Browsing History." You will view a window labeled "Web site Data Settings." Click on the tab labeled "Caches and Databases." Remove the check mark from the box labeled "Allow Web site Caches and Databases" and then click "OK". Click "OK" on the "Internet Properties" window.

Now try working on your computer and see if you still get the low memory warning. After doing this, I no longer received the low memory warnings and my laptop did not freeze any more.

I hope this helps you.

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DWDavisRSL wrote on September 27, 2015, 8:59 PM

I am not currently having such a problem and I have upgraded to Windows 10. Is the option to opt out of allowing websites to cache still available? I suppose I could check and see.

CalmGemini wrote on September 28, 2015, 1:11 PM

At present I do not have such a problem.It is a very useful suggestion which every body could follow easily.