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Windows 7: Cant install Windows 8 - Says it needs 2gb of ram when I have 8gb


13 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Starter
 
 
Cant install Windows 8 - Says it needs 2gb of ram when I have 8gb

Hi. I have Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate installed and activated. I am trying to upgrade to Windows 8 and the upgrade assistant tells me it needs at least 2gb when I have 8gb and Windows 7 sees and knows I have 8gb

I am thinking it could be my bios, but it's already at the latest version

Here are some photos from my bios, so you can tell me if there is anything I need to enable.

These are photos from my bios. Please tell me if there is anything I need to change to get this to work










Thank you!


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13 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Can you remove all but 2GB then do the install? That has resolved problems like this before. Once installed, put all the memory back in and it should work fine.
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14 Jan 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Remove any overclocking, reboot and try again.
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