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So, I have Sysmain service running and Memory Compression enabled in PowerShell. Still, no "Memory compression" even if the system is short on memory.
 

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"Memory Compression" is not guaranteed to compress any data. Both programs and program data occupy RAM and these are not particularly compressable.

Open Task Manager > Performance Tab, and the number between brackets is the amount of compressed memory:

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From this image I can see 16.3 MB of compressed memory.
 

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Open Task Manager > Performance Tab, and the number between brackets is the amount of compressed memory:

There is no compressed memory, what should I do to enable it?
 

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Open PowerShell as Admin,
type Get-MMAgent at the prompt, then Reboot the computer.
 

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Sorry, you asked to enable, then use this command at the prompt:
Enable-MMAgent -mc
 

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Yeah well, see post #3.

Have you rebooted the machine since running the command?
 

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Open Task Manager and hover over the first block in the memory display, what does it say?
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If memory compression is enabled but you see no compressed memory it could just mean there is no data that can be/ needs to be compressed. If you are thinking memory compression is the answer to low memory issues you are mistaken, either install more physical RAM or increase virtual memory size.
 

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Open Task Manager and hover over the first block in the memory display, what does it say?
View attachment 14802
If memory compression is enabled but you see no compressed memory it could just mean there is no data that can be/ needs to be compressed. If you are thinking memory compression is the answer to low memory issues you are mistaken, either install more physical RAM or increase virtual memory size.
More RAM is only way to increase the amount of memory. This reminds me of SoftRAM.. that bogus software that 'guaranteed' to double your RAM like magic, Well.. the only magic was you magically lost money
 

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I am asking how to enable memory compression.
Again.. it doesn't work and the only real way to go is to get more RAM.
 

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It worked after the fresh system install. There was a process called "Memory compression".
Have you tried Google?
 

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Don't know what to tell you. The other gave some suggestions and I guess that's all they have to offer.
 

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Yes. I found an advice to re-enable the service SysMain and enable the memory compression via powershell, neither worked.
Did you restart service, then reboot?
 

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