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Manufacturers are offering computers with W7-32 bit (home Prem.) with 8 GB of memory RRS feed

  • Question

  • How is it possible this offer (as a extra pay option) if W7 (32 bits) can only handle up to 4 MG., and acording to MS., anything above 4 MG of memory is a waist.

     

    Please explain, so much conflicting information about this subject , it is about time that MS. makes a public explanation about the real memory handling ( and what is waisted) on the 32 bit memory issue.

     

    Thanks in advance for your help


    cristiandelano
    Friday, August 19, 2011 11:08 AM

Answers

  • I am sure manufacturers are just making allowance for the possibilty that you might install Windows 7 64 bit.  Maybe you should ask them why, because Windows 7 32-bit only can address 4GB of RAM.
    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Tuesday, August 30, 2011 9:44 AM
    Friday, August 19, 2011 12:02 PM
  • You are correct. The Windows operating system will not use memory in excess of 4gb if it is 32-bit, some will not boot at all, others will just ignore the excess.

    Hardware manufacturer's do not offer complete computers with more memory then is suitable for the OS.

    Microsoft has no control over third party advertising. 

    There is no confilct regarding the maximum amount of memory a Windows OS will address.

    Please provide the manufacturer's name(s) and the publication reference for the information.

    Most are offering Windows 7 in the 64-bit version of Home Premium pre-installed on new computers.

    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Tuesday, August 30, 2011 9:44 AM
    Friday, August 19, 2011 12:04 PM

All replies

  • I am sure manufacturers are just making allowance for the possibilty that you might install Windows 7 64 bit.  Maybe you should ask them why, because Windows 7 32-bit only can address 4GB of RAM.
    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Tuesday, August 30, 2011 9:44 AM
    Friday, August 19, 2011 12:02 PM
  • You are correct. The Windows operating system will not use memory in excess of 4gb if it is 32-bit, some will not boot at all, others will just ignore the excess.

    Hardware manufacturer's do not offer complete computers with more memory then is suitable for the OS.

    Microsoft has no control over third party advertising. 

    There is no confilct regarding the maximum amount of memory a Windows OS will address.

    Please provide the manufacturer's name(s) and the publication reference for the information.

    Most are offering Windows 7 in the 64-bit version of Home Premium pre-installed on new computers.

    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Tuesday, August 30, 2011 9:44 AM
    Friday, August 19, 2011 12:04 PM