If you are a RAM hungry user like me, leave many windows, apps and virtual machines open on your Vista System, you have probably ran into a situation where you could not open any more windows… even though your system has plenty of RAM… (2 GB in my case
) you would still get to a point where you are not even able to get the context menu when you
right click on things… If so, here is a Windows registry tweek to fix this:
In the Registry editor, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/Session Manager/SubSystems
Look for subkey: “Windows”, enlarge the second number (YYY) in one of the values in SharedSection=XXX,YYY,ZZZ then restart. This will allow you to utilize your system RAM and open more IE windows, more explorer windows, more rightl-click context menus... etc.
In my system, I changed it as follows: SharedSection=1024,8096 ,512
Detailed article here:
This was a tip I found out almost a year ago, but recently had to move my work to a new system, so I had to do it all over again... and thought I'd share with every one.