Windows 7 and PCs with lots of RAM



November 5th, 2009

Question from a reader:

"A while ago, someone at Microsoft told me that to install Vista 64-bit on a PC with 4GB or more of memory, that I had to remove the extra memory, e.g. to 2GB, install Vista, and then reinstall the memory, because apparently there was some issue with installing Vista with 4GB of memory or more.  Is there any issue with installing Windows 7 on a PC with lots of memory (e.g. 12GB)?  Thanks."

I remember that problem, and it was really annoying, especially when building or reloading the OS on a system. Thankfully, that problem doesn't exist in Windows 7. In fact, it was fixed in Windows Vista as of Service Pack 1. So you're good to go!

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