Why is all my extra RAM marked as "hardware reserved" in Windows 7?
Turns out that the installed RAM was in an unsupported config -- On this machine, if you install 2GB chips, they have to be installed in triple, as referenced here (pdf).
That should help out some as for the task manager process I cant stress google google google enough and of course you should find an answer from someone here.
Ah one more thing try Tune Up Utilities it has a built in Start Up Manager, it looks like you have a lot of extras running in that screenshot.
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I added another 2 GB and windows reports that there is 6GB of physical RAM, but now 4GB is "hardware reserved". The video card is an n Vidia Quadro FX 580, so it shouldn't be using any shared memory at all.
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But i've noticed another thing, in the task manager there is something called "hosting service: local system (17)" which sometimes takes up to 550MB memory and after like 10 min its down to 90MB.. Here is a picture i took in the process explorer I do not know enough about tasks to give an opinion there, but a good place to start with any new laptop is uninstall all of that bloatware that comes installed and boots with your system for no good reason but advertisement.