Friday, August 24

How To Clear Your Memory Without Restarting

Got this from Blinky, my not-too-popular ex-boss.

How To Clear Your Memory Without Restarting
December 11th, 2006

If you use windows then you know that after your computer has been on for a while, it will start running slow. When this happens, most people will restart to clear out any idle processes running in the background taking up memory. But why should you have to restart when you can clear out these processes with just a click of a mouse. I would like to show you how you can create a shortcut on your desktop and use it to clear out your memory so you don't have to restart.

Step 1: Right click on an empty spot on your desktop and select New - Shortcut.

Step 2: Type %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks in the box.

Step 3: Click Next.

Step 4: Give your shortcut a name such as "Clear Memory".

Step 5: Click Finish and you are done.

Now whenever your computer starts running slow click this shortcut to clear out your memory.


I have just set up the shortcut, but have yet to find the situation to use it.

Try it out and let me know if it works.
And have a lovely week ahead!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it doesn't work. it says missing entry: processidletasks. what's that?

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