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Windows 7: adding more RAM for xp mode

27 Aug 2012   #1

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 
adding more RAM for xp mode

im assuming that theres an amount of ram thats designated for xp mode while its running,
how do i find out how much and is it possible to increase that amount?

thanks

sorry ive found it (wasnt to hard ) C:\Users\YOUR PC NAME\Virtual Machine right click settings Memory

can i ask if i split my ram between xp mode and my desktop when i click on the desktop does all the ram get allocated to it or does xp mode need to be shut down for this to happen?

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27 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm glad you found it, I couldn't on the XP mode pages.
As long as Virtual PC is running, it will use the RAM you have allocated to it. If you shut it down all RAM will be available for the host system.
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27 Aug 2012   #3

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

thanks, think i could do with more memory
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27 Aug 2012   #4

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

as an after thought when i go into the vmcx file the max available ram ive got is 3,712 when i have 6gb installed,

is this normal
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27 Aug 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome.
6GB should be fine unless you're doing some RAM intensive work, CAD, gaming, video coding, etc. Of course I'm a big believer in having plenty of RAM, see my specs.
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