Consistently when i install a new program on my OS 3.8 of my 4 GB of memory gets used. Even after the installation ends, the 3.8 Gigs of ram are still in use. I check my task manager, and i have no programs that are eating up anything close to that. My normal RAM usage is 1.2 GB. The only way to release the RAM is if i restart my PC. I actually tried to contact MS tech support this afternoon, but they refused me service because i activated windows 7 more then 60(?) days ago apparently. But i have been having this issue for quite a while. Any help is appreciated.