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csrss.exe and dwm.exe eating huge amounts (2-6GB) of RAM

These two processes (csrss.exe and dwm.exe) sometimes decide to consume enormous amounts of my RAM. This only happens when I have been away from the computer. I move the mouse to wake up the monitor ...
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How can I access unselectable text from windows? [duplicate]

How can I access/copy unselectable text from windows (in Windows 7)? For example, when a warning/error/info popup box (or window) appear, is there a way to access the text of it (when the text is ...
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I just reinstalled windows 7 on my computer, and aero is not working anymore. I did not change any hardware or drivers, and aero worked before reinstalling windows. I am using a nVidia GeForce GTX ...
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1answer
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Windows Basic Theme seems to make gpu related stuff slower

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I have a problem where dwm.exe keeps suggesting I disable Aero to improve my performance whenever I play either Battlefield 3 or Anno 2070. I get three choices: Disable Aero Don't disable but ask ...
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Windows 7 - easiest way to tell whether AERO / DWM is enabled?

From this article I have learnt, that DWM is enabled only with AERO: Let’s recall: without Aero turned on, the DWM is deactivated, so there’s also no more 2D acceleration, either (this applies ...
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Desktop Window Manager crashes randomly

I have been having a problem where the Desktop Window Manager (on Windows 7) crashes randomly. Typically, there is no BSOD, but the entire computer locks up. On a couple occasions it has recovered ...
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Windows 7 - High Memory use by DWM.exe when minimizing programs

I'm currently using 64-bit Windows 7, I have not encountered any problem like this. I have a Radeon Sapphire HD 6850 series graphics card accompanied by 4 GB of physical ram with virtual memory set ...
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Why is dwm.exe using so much memory?

I've scoured the web, but I'm sick of reading "scan your computer for viruses" and "upgrade your RAM" on answers to similar questions to this. I understand that dwm.exe is for (simply put) caching ...