What is the Windows Kernel? What is Kernel Memory?

December 27, 2009DavidWindows XP0

The Windows kernel is, simply, the layer of the Windows operating system that handles the interaction between the applications running on Windows, and the physical hardware in the computer.This listing shows you how much physical memory (RAM) is being used by the Kernel.

Digging a little deeper, you can look at the Windows Task Manager, under the Performance tab.  Here you will see a listing for Kernel Memory.



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