How to Fix Vmmem High Memory Usage in Windows 10?

Are you experiencing high memory utilization because of vmmem in Windows 10? If yes, then you must consult the Windows system for Linux. This problem appears if you have Linux VM configured in WSL2. As per the task manager, the vmmem process can begin using a lot of memory if it is running in the background.  

However, there is no patch from Microsoft and this problem can occur because of random unexplained reasons. Hence, it becomes very difficult to detect the cause of the problem. Nevertheless, some users have faced this problem when their system awakes from sleep mode. If you wish to get to know more about this process in detail, read on. 

What is the Windows 10 Vmmem Process and Why is It Sucking up All the Memory? 

We all know that computer memory is one of the most important components of your computer. There are three types of memory i.e., RAM (Random Access Memory), ROM (Read Only Memory), and cache. 

If you put this in a simpler way, when your PC is working, the brain of your computer i.e., the CPU will send data that is required to be operated, so that it can communicate the result once the operation is over. 

Windows Subsystem of Linux has a large amount of memory even when it is not needed. It can use up to 80% of your current memory on the latest Windows builds. Lately, this number has been modified to 50 percent. it has a total of 8 GB in the later releases. 

When this problem occurs, the interaction between Docker and Windows 10 does not go well. A lot of users stated that Docker uses 70% of the available memory, which may further lead to lagging issues. 

Vmmem runs virtual machine processes that is very common in our everyday lives. This process is the heart of the virtual machine. This is where all the apps and functions are executed. If you wish to know how to fix Windows 10 vmmem high memory usage. 

How should I Fix Windows 10 High Memory Usage?

Below are the different solutions that can help you fix Windows 10's vmmem high memory usage. 

1) Restart WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)

Below are the steps that you need to follow to restart the Windows subsystem for Linux. 

Step 1: First of all, you are required to open the command prompt by pressing the Windows key and X key simultaneously. Now, type cmd. After that, right-click and choose Run as administrator. 

Step 2: After that, you need to copy-paste the command or type it manually. Then, press the Enter key for running the process. 

Step 3: In case this command does not work for you, then go to the file location in the File Explorer. Go to C:\Users\your-username\.wslconfig. 

Step 4: After that, you need to add this code to the file and then save it. 

[Ws12] guiApplications=false

Step 5: In the end, restart your PC to kill vmmem in Windows 10. If you end up making this change, then you will not be able to use the GUI apps without removing the file lines. This will fix the vmmem Windows 10 high memory problems.

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