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Windows 7: 4.00GB (2.00 GB usable) problem on windows 7 starter 32bit

09 Jan 2017   #1
TwinsMaj

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
4.00GB (2.00 GB usable) problem on windows 7 starter 32bit

hello

i just got a Samsung 300E4A series laptop with windows 7 starter installed. it came with just 2gig of ram.
i inserted a new two gig ram in the vacant ram slot to make it 4gig altogether.
After checking to see in system properties, i see 4.00GB (2.00 GB usable).

i've unchecked the maximum memory in the advanced menu of msconfig.
its all the same after restarting.

Please i need help with this. thanks in advance




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09 Jan 2017   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Your graphics chip is using 2 GB of memory, nothing you can do about it with a laptop, I would say max out the memory but you only have 32 bit installed.

Post a snip of Resource Monitor sowing the memory tab.

Nothing is going to help that laptop, not with that CPU

But it should make a good Frisbee
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09 Jan 2017   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Win 7 Starter is limited to 2GB of RAM by MS. If you want more RAM than that, you'll need to install a different version of Win 7 or install Win 8 or 10. See this chart from MS: Memory Limits for Windows and Windows Server Releases (Windows)
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09 Jan 2017   #4
TwinsMaj

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

wow!
Thanks for the quick reply. @AddRAM i think i'll just go with @strollin suggestion.
i'll install another version of windows and get back to you guys.

Thanks a lot.
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09 Jan 2017   #5
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

If you do the free Win 10 upgrade, you'll get upgraded from Win 7 Starter to full Win 10 Home 32-bit which can use 4GB of RAM.
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10 Jan 2017   #6
TwinsMaj

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
If you do the free Win 10 upgrade, you'll get upgraded from Win 7 Starter to full Win 10 Home 32-bit which can use 4GB of RAM.
wow! great. i just saw this now. I've actually installed win 10 pro. Although I'm yet to purchase the key. I guess i'll just do factory reset and then do the upgrade to win 10 Home. But then, after I installed win 10 Pro, i got 4.00GB (2.00 GB usable). Do you think win 10 home might give me the entire 4gig?


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10 Jan 2017   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
As the image states Secure boot is unsupported so Fast start must be disabled
Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Tutorials

Use the command prompt method to disable hibernation with
powercfg -h off
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