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Windows 7: Why do I have to remove memory to install Windows 7

01 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 
Why do I have to remove memory to install Windows 7

Good morning and a happy new year to you all.

I`m not sure if this is the correct section to ask this but here goes.

Whenever i re-install windows 7 on my PC i always have to remove 2GB of memory of the 4GB to complete the install. I have an asus P5KC mobo 4GB OCZ.

If anyone could help i would be most grateful

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01 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuff3rs View Post
Good morning and a happy new year to you all.

I`m not sure if this is the correct section to ask this but here goes.

Whenever i re-install windows 7 on my PC i always have to remove 2GB of memory of the 4GB to complete the install. I have an asus P5KC mobo 4GB OCZ.

If anyone could help i would be most grateful
That is not something that is just on your PC. That is just one of those things that makes Windows 7 install better. I can't tell you why.
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01 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nuff3rs View Post
Good morning and a happy new year to you all.

I`m not sure if this is the correct section to ask this but here goes.

Whenever i re-install windows 7 on my PC i always have to remove 2GB of memory of the 4GB to complete the install. I have an asus P5KC mobo 4GB OCZ.

If anyone could help i would be most grateful
That is not something that is just on your PC. That is just one of those things that makes Windows 7 install better. I can't tell you why.

Oh rite! Very strange. It`s just a pain in the backside cos my PC`s at the bottom of the rack with other stuff stack on top, It`s now that time to re-install again and i`m not looking forward to disconecting everything to get into the PC case

Anyway, Thanks alot for your help
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01 Jan 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Nathan
Nothing to do with this thread but just noticed your Timezone shows you to be in the US and I think you are in fact in the UK, are you not?
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01 Jan 2011   #5

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i've never had to take any of mine out.

what happens if you leave it in?

crash, bsod?
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01 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Hi Nathan
Nothing to do with this thread but just noticed your Timezone shows you to be in the US and I think you are in fact in the UK, are you not?

HAHAHA Thanks for pointing this out to me, Some how i missed that setting, Should all be fine now
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01 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i've never had to take any of mine out.

what happens if you leave it in?

crash, bsod?

I get an error notice pop up and Its says something along the lines of, Setup was unable to complete the installation please try again.
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01 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i've never had to take any of mine out.

what happens if you leave it in?

crash, bsod?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i've never had to take any of mine out.

what happens if you leave it in?

crash, bsod?
?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That was also a known issue with Vista and certain (almost always Intel based) chipsets and 4 GB or ram. Some of the posts here,

How to install Vista 64 Ultimate with 4Gb RAM? - AnandTech Forums

can explain it better than I can. Looks like it is still happening with 7 and probably the same chipsets that had the problem with Vista.
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