Mon. Jul 13th, 2020

Microsoft confirms that unexpectedly slow startup on a computer configured to use persistent memory

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In the official support document recently updated, Microsoft acknowledged a bug in the Windows operating system, but fortunately, the average consumer has not been negatively affected. In the supporting documentation, Microsoft acknowledges that some devices that use Persistent Memory may experience a slow startup.

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Microsoft wrote:

After you configure a Windows-based computer to use large amounts of memory, including persistent memory, the computer takes longer than expected to start up. Additionally, increased CPU usage occurs for a short time after startup. Increased CPU usage occurs when an application frees and reallocates large ranges of memory in rapid succession.

The company added that this is a known issue and that future updates will work with other optimizations for the launcher to resolve this issue. As mentioned earlier, most of the average consumer will not be affected, and the affected Windows systems include Windows Server IoT 2019 Standard, Windows Server IoT 2019 Datacenter, and Windows Server 2019 Standard.