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Windows 7: How much RAM


28 Jan 2011   #1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 
How much RAM

On my desk top computer I have WINDOWS 7 with 4 GIG if RAM. I installed VMware and will install XP as the guest. Since I have 4 GIG of RAM on the host machine, wouldn't it be a good idea to assign at least 1 GIG to the guest machine since it will release it back when I'm on the host machine? I think I read somewhere that you should not put more than 512MB. Is that correct about the 512 MB?

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28 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

You have enough ram memory... So gave the XP 1GB of ram. Will be good.
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28 Jan 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

First of all it matters on what you are going to use it for, but for anything i recommend using about 1 GB of RAM.
It don't matter how much RAM you use on a virtual machine, because a OS would work better if you had atleast 1GB. Expecially 1GB
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28 Jan 2011   #4

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for your quick response!
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28 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

VM's will not be using the RAM if they are shut off. Give your VM as much RAM as it needs. I frequently test machines and dedicated 2GB and sometimes 4GB of RAM to them.....you certainly "CAN" allocate more than 512MB if you need to.
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