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Windows 7: Home Premium x64 RAM limit?

21 Feb 2012   #1
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
Home Premium x64 RAM limit?

Currently, I have Windows 8 Dev Preview on my desktop, but if I were to put Windows 7 Home Premium back on it, would it be able to use all my RAM? Or would I need to get the professional edition? Today I upgraded to 12 GB of RAM.


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21 Feb 2012   #2
traderpats

XP, Win7 Pro, Ubuntu LL
 
 

You'll be fine. Home Premium 64-bit can address up to 16GB. I believe the Home Basic version is limited to 8GB...
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21 Feb 2012   #3
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

win 7 premium x64 can handle up to 16gb of ram. Unless you need more then you need pro or ultimate
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21 Feb 2012   #4
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows i7 920 View Post
Currently, I have Windows 8 Dev Preview on my desktop, but if I were to put Windows 7 Home Premium back on it, would it be able to use all my RAM? Or would I need to get the professional edition? Today I upgraded to 12 GB of RAM.

Read this,is detailed list about windows versions and ram limits.



Memory Limits for Windows Releases.
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21 Feb 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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21 Feb 2012   #6
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by traderpats View Post
You'll be fine. Home Premium 64-bit can address up to 16GB. I believe the Home Basic version is limited to 8GB...
Dear traderpats,
You've said it right. The upper limit of RAM for Win.7*64 bit Pro is upto 192 GB. You deserve a rep.

way to go!
sreedhav
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06 Mar 2012   #7
Rogue416

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have somewhat of a similar question. My new build will have Win 7 Home Premium 64bit with 16gb of RAM. If I find I need more RAM, and I use the Anytime Upgrade to Pro, will I be able to take advantage of the extra RAM? Or will I have to purchase the full version?

TIA,

Rogue
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06 Mar 2012   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

The anytime upgrade downloads the files needed to upgrade your system from Home Premium to Professional, and on completion your system will be running with Windows 7 Pro, meaning you will be able to benefit from extra RAM should you decide to install it.

So, no, you won't have to purchase the full version.

However, as you're building a new computer, why don't you just buy Windows 7 Pro in the first place? It'll save you the bother of upgrading.
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06 Mar 2012   #9
Rogue416

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

The anytime upgrade downloads the files needed to upgrade your system from Home Premium to Professional, and on completion your system will be running with Windows 7 Pro, meaning you will be able to benefit from extra RAM should you decide to install it.

So, no, you won't have to purchase the full version.

However, as you're building a new computer, why don't you just buy Windows 7 Pro in the first place? It'll save you the bother of upgrading.
Thank you for the welcome and quick reply. Glad to know I can use the upgrade. Home Premium was part of a combo deal with my motherboard, and right now 16GB is more than enough.

Thanks again.
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06 Mar 2012   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.
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