Windows 8 -3,25 GB Limit

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  1. atimaniac

    atimaniac Master Guru

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    Hello Guru3d

    I have a question,is any posibility like on Windows 7 to turn off Ram limit on windows8 .I using Win8 PRO x86 and i can only use 3,25 GB ,725 MB hardware reserved for GPU .Could u give me some advice or tips.

    Sorry about my bad english :cry:
     
  2. Nono06

    Nono06 Master Guru

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    I'm surprised that "BCDEdit /set PAE forceenable" is not working anymore in windows 8. Did you try that?
    But honestly it is not an ideal solution. I would really recommend using a 64bit version of the OS.
     
  3. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    If you want to use more memory, get the 64bit version.
    Otherwise you are limited to 4GB total, out of which your video ram and other memory space has to come.

    The memory limit is due to your using a 32bit version of windows.
     
  4. atimaniac

    atimaniac Master Guru

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    I know ,but i dont need more than 4GB .But i need disable this hardware reservation .I'm using Win8 PRO X86 from MSDNAA and i choosen X86 version because i was 2GB only.I buyed 2GB two weaks ago .Gash
     

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    with PAE enabled you can use more than 4GB RAM on a 32 bit system. But it is not supported by every driver which could be a problem.

    Anyway, I agree with you, a 64 bit Os is the best solution.
     
  6. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    There's absolutely no reason not to use a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, 7 or 8 these days, unless you have a very old non-64-bit CPU, as the drivers have matured and I've yet to come across a single game or app that wouldn't run on it.

    Both my copies of Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 8 Pro came with DVDs for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows so you should already have the 64-bit version. You won't be able to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit though; you'll have to do a fresh install.
     
  7. WhiteLightning

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    Tried any 16bit installer recently ?
     
  8. H-Ackermans

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    What 16-bit program would you NEED to install these days??
     
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    "How to make fire with two stones" interactive game :banana:


    *Btw you can use emulators, Vmachines...
     
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  10. WhiteLightning

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    older games for instance.
     

  11. thatguy91

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    Well, you can run DOS games using Dosbox etc, if they haven't already been 'ported'.
     
  12. gamerk2

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    You can't get rid of H/W addressing; hardware I/O needs to reserve space in the OS address space, just like memory. Without reserving that space, you wouldn't be able to talk to any devices on the motherboard (CPU, GPU, etc).

    Seriously, theres no reason to not use x64 at this point.

    Also, PAE has more problems then its worth. You also are still bound by the 2GB limit per application limit when using PAE, so you don't even get the proper benefits on Win64.
     
  13. WhiteLightning

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    yep dos games work fine. windows games however do not.
    wish vmware or virtualbox would support d3d better.
    (while they do support up to dx9 (i think), some games will show some sort of error.

    So unless you dont play those games, x64 is indeed the way to go.
     
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    step 1: install windows 8 64-bit
    step 2: install vmware player
    step 3: create windows XP 32-bit VM

    ??????


    Any 16, or 32-bit application you need to run today will run as well in a virtual environment as well as it will in a native host OS.
     

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