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Windows 7: How to get XP Mode to use ALOT MEMORY

07 Apr 2011   #1
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 
How to get XP Mode to use ALOT MEMORY

If I have 6 GB of Ram, how can I tell XP Mode to use most of it when playing a game?


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07 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
If I have 6 GB of Ram, how can I tell XP Mode to use most of it when playing a game?
You can't. Only 32 BIT programs run in XP-Mode. XP-mode itself is a 32 BIT program, and they can only typically address 2.9 to 3.5 GByte.

Some more info;

Microsoft Windows Support Termination

Regards....Mike Connor
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07 Apr 2011   #3
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

okay then how can I tell if my 32bit program is running in the full memory than? Now this isn't going to make sense or maybe it will. I have a program, that the editor will only run in 32 bit xp mode on windows 7. The other part of the program will run in windows 7 64 bit. So with that in mind, how do I tell windows 7 that the game that I just got done doing an edit to is under the vir hard drive? Is it possible? The game I'm reference is Harpoon.
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07 Apr 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
okay then how can I tell if my 32bit program is running in the full memory than? Now this isn't going to make sense or maybe it will. I have a program, that the editor will only run in 32 bit xp mode on windows 7. The other part of the program will run in windows 7 64 bit. So with that in mind, how do I tell windows 7 that the game that I just got done doing an edit to is under the vir hard drive? Is it possible? The game I'm reference is Harpoon.

The software you are using will use however much memory it requires. Up to the maximum it can use. There is nothing you can do to influence that.

There is no way to force any software to use more than it needs. It will use precisely what it is programmed to use under any given set of circumstances. ( Although that may not be the result the programmer was aiming for! )

If you have special configurations that run in mixed modes then the same applies to each part of the program involved. What difference that might make to a specific game, I am unable to tell you.

Regards....Mike Connor
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07 Apr 2011   #5
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
If I have 6 GB of Ram, how can I tell XP Mode to use most of it when playing a game?
You can tell the game to use any memory. It will use whatever it and the OS feels is necessary.

You can give XP mode more memory to use from your 6GBs. Up to the 3.5 limit of a 32bit OS.

You do that in the settings for the Virtual Machine.
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07 Apr 2011   #6
timlab1955

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 
New Problem

Ok forget everything I have mentioned before. I have a new problem. I am playing a game called Harpoon. The game plays on Windows 7, however, the editor for the game will ONLY run in xp mode. So once I edit a game I save it to the drive. Then when I go into the game to play it I can't find it. Is there away to find the game and play it?
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07 Apr 2011   #7
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I don't know where the editor saves your edited files, or how the game retrieves them. There are probably default settings for the directory where it is saved, somewhere in the game, or in the editor. The editor should tell you where it is saving the file.

If the game can not find the edited file, then it wont use it.

You can go to the game directory and see if you can find the files you edited there, and also look to see where the game keeps its configuration files.

You can also use Everything to find it.

Regards....Mike Connor
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07 Apr 2011   #8
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Here are the instructions for configuring your game;

Harpoon Game Free Download & Install Guide

<http://www.glennsguides.com/2010/08/harpoon-game-free-download-install.html>

Regards....Mike Connor
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07 Apr 2011   #9
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
Ok forget everything I have mentioned before. I have a new problem. I am playing a game called Harpoon. The game plays on Windows 7, however, the editor for the game will ONLY run in xp mode. So once I edit a game I save it to the drive. Then when I go into the game to play it I can't find it. Is there away to find the game and play it?
Yes there is but what you are doing now is saving the edited game to the XP Mode Virtual hard drive. Once you shut down the virtual machine, XP Mode, there is no way for Win 7 to access it.
What you have to do is save the edited game to one of your real drives.

To do that you need to setup XP Mode to see those real drives.

Do a Google search for XP Mode accessing host resources.
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