W11 uses 3.3 gb ram in idle mode, why?

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W11 uses 3.3 gb ram in idle mode, why?
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I have a fresh copy of W11 installed just for kicks and i noticed just now the OS alone needs 3.2-3.3 gb ram just to do nothing. I don't quite understand why....

My usual W7 installation could run with programs opened like chrome on just 1.5-2 gb ram.

I plan on installing W7 on my new to me lenovo L570, but it's getting trickier these days because the older OS is not supported anymore, lenovo has published a separate pack of drivers for this but i'm not sure how this works with my copy of W7 SP1.

Back to W11, why does it need so much ram without any programs running? Just curious.

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