I'm sure everyone has experienced it - if you leave a computer on too long, every once in a while, it needs a fresh reboot. I have a laptop, and I only hibernate it, but every week or two, I'm going to need to restart otherwise it will just slow down (usually when windows update makes me restart)
I was wondering though... why? What are some of the things that occur that eat up memory that can seemingly not be freed unless I reboot the OS.
In addition, are there any programs I can get that can free up this memory and keep the computer alive for longer? Preferably for windows 7.