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Windows 7: Is it possible to have 4GB RAM in Win7 Starter?

16 Jul 2014   #1
messagetyper

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 
Is it possible to have 4GB RAM in Win7 Starter?

I want to get 4GB RAM soon but it seems Starter is limited to 2GB. Any way to use 4GB?


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16 Jul 2014   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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Is it possible to have 4GB RAM in Win7 Starter?
No.

Windows 7 Starter is limited to 2 GB RAM. The hardware may accommodate more but the OS will recognize no more than 2 GB.

Memory Limits for Windows and Windows Server Releases (Windows)
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16 Jul 2014   #3
Prozak

Windows 7 pro 64
 
 

I think it might be possible by downloading a program, here is a link to a video explaining how.

How to bypass Windows 7 RAM Limit - Tutorial - YouTube
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16 Jul 2014   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The 2 GB RAM limit in Windows 7 Starter is a licensing limit. Any method of circumventing this would be a violation of Microsoft's EULA and I will not discuss it.
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16 Jul 2014   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Prozak View Post
I think it might be possible by downloading a program, here is a link to a video explaining how.

How to bypass Windows 7 RAM Limit - Tutorial - YouTube
Won't work --

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That is a lot of time wasted.......microsoft did not just randomly decide to limit ram. 32 bit can only handle 4 gigs because it is 2^32 (2 to the 32nd power) = 4,294,967,295 which is 4 gigs. So if you want to use more than 4 gigs of ram, just get 64 bit. The limit for 64 bit is 192 gigs so have at it!
Half those Youtube Vids are a waste of time, much like this one.

One guy tried to folow a Vid that said you could increase your speed, until the OP admitted it was a joke. - Not for the people who tried it!!
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16 Jul 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

messagetyper people have been trying to do this for years without any luck.
Using one of these videos all they end up with is a screwed up computer and a bunch of infections.

Like LMiller I do believe it against Microsoft's EULA and of course we don't want to go there.
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16 Jul 2014   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Easiest to buy a copy of win 7 Home Premium or even win 7 Pro.

You can get them for around 50 here.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by messagetyper View Post
I want to get 4GB RAM soon but it seems Starter is limited to 2GB. Any way to use 4GB?
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