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comment Why do computers count from zero?
Your math concerning the elections is off by a year. Your example contains 2 election years within a 5 year span; the correct illustration would be that 4 years pass from one election to the next, i.e. 2000 -> 2001 (a 1 year span), 2001 -> 2002, 2002 -> 2003, 2003 -> 2004.
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revised Why is the 64-bit version of Windows bigger than the 32-bit version?
making the title match the question/answers.
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answered New Windows 7 PC, do I have to add .NET 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5, or can I just add 4.0?
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answered Measuring usage of RAM?
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comment Is it true to say that once I quit a process, the RAM used is immediately reclaimed?
@barlop - it might be that your computer is zeroing out the pages so quickly that they don't show up in Free pool. Is the Zeroed pool growing as you close your apps?
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comment Is it true to say that once I quit a process, the RAM used is immediately reclaimed?
@barlop: In the System Information window, which can be reached by clicking on any of the performance graphs (CPU/RAM/IO) or from the View menu.
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comment Is it true to say that once I quit a process, the RAM used is immediately reclaimed?
Even though the physical RAM is freed up, most modern operating systems are smart about caching files often used, or used together. These files might be left in the page file or some other structure for easier load time. For example, you'll see a bigger benefit when the OS can pre-determine that it will need, say, 5 files at once (a.exe, b,dll, c.dll), instead of relying on the normal behavior (page faults) to load them on demand. The information will still need to be paged from disk to RAM, but will be better optimized to frontload necessary files and to avoid seeking around the hard disk.
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answered How can I export file and folder tree structure of an external hard drive as a text file?
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answered On Linux there is a 3GB/1GB kernel option. How do I do this in Windows 7 32-bit?