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Windows 7: XP mode memory question

09 Jan 2010   #1
aj169

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
XP mode memory question

If I have 2 gigs of memory on my system and set XP mode memory allocation to 1 gig, how much memory will I have running in my Windows 7 environment when I'm not running XP mode. For example, 99% of the time, I won't be running XP mode and won't be wasting 1 gig of memory if the memory allocation is only applied to XP mode when opening the virtual machine. However, if XP mode sucks up 1 gig of memory even when it's not running, 1 gig may not be a good idea. Any thoughts?


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09 Jan 2010   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Only run xp mode when you need it running :)
and no, When xp mode is turned off it will not be allocated to it
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09 Jan 2010   #3
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to the Se7en Forums! aj169

Once you have the XP Mode running you will see a good portion but not all 1gb taken from the 2gb total you have installed. If you plan to be running programs there then simply leave the host OS being 7 left idle without anything else going like a full screen app for sure that would deprive resources.

The same exactly applies to having twice as much memory on and opening up four successive virtual machines. Try running 3 instances of SUN's Virtual Box along side the XP Mode with 3 different OSs loaded on each. "OUT OF RESOURCES" will be the first thing to appear!


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09 Jan 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Welcome to the Se7en Forums! aj169

Once you have the XP Mode running you will see a good portion but not all 1gb taken from the 2gb total you have installed. If you plan to be running programs there then simply leave the host OS being 7 left idle without anything else going like a full screen app for sure that would deprive resources.

The same exactly applies to having twice as much memory on and opening up four successive virtual machines. Try running 3 instances of SUN's Virtual Box along side the XP Mode with 3 different OSs loaded on each. "OUT OF RESOURCES" will be the first thing to appear!
Nice Windows 98se....wow been awhile since I have seen that. :)
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09 Jan 2010   #5
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I also tried the 32bit 7 on a vhd but I couldn't even connect online there. 98SE however took some effort to see the old Windows installed. You first have to load from a boot floppy which loaded on VBox and get some part of an installation on the virtual HD before the rest would install.

I was trying to get 3.1 to go on but ran into problems with the first of 6 original floppies once a Dos 6.0 formatted the vhd used by VB. For 98 and ubuntu seen there those were set to 448mb of memory while XP Home was a bit higher at 2gb.
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