Disable memory compression in Win 10/11

While RAM compression can be useful to avoid using swap/page file on your storage, it uses CPU resources to do compression/decompression. This can make noticeable computer slowdowns after prolonged use, e.g. after weeks of computer usage where computer was not shutdown but put in standby/hibernation in between.

Start PowerShell as admin. To check status of RAM compression:

To disable memory compression:

Disable-MMAgent –MemoryCompression

To re-enable memory compression:

Enable-MMAgent -MemoryCompression

For change to be applied, computer restart is needed.

Yeah, one more example of stupid and unmemorable PowerShell cmdlets naming conventions …

February 12th, 2023 | Posted in Windows |

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