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    Vista 64bit 4gb RAM Hotfix

    Sorry for making a new thread but I couldnt find it anywhere. Can someone point me to the number of the hotfix to enable 64bit vista to use the full 4Gb RAM? I am running windows update now but not sure if it will download throught that or not.

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    Re: Vista 64bit 4gb RAM Hotfix

    it should be able to use 4GB without issue any how.
    It is Inevitable.....


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    Re: Vista 64bit 4gb RAM Hotfix

    I read about not being able to install vista with 4Gb of RAM, could have sworn I Saw a hotfix needed to install after though.

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    Re: Vista 64bit 4gb RAM Hotfix

    considering one of the prime functions of a 64bit OS is 4GB and greater ram support I'm very surprised to hear that.

    I've installed vista x86_64 on 2 machine both with 4GB of ram.

    Are you sure you've not read about certain hardware solutions not liking 64GB of ram and panicing when windows does some probe or something ?
    It is Inevitable.....


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    Re: Vista 64bit 4gb RAM Hotfix

    I read about not being able to install vista with 4Gb of RAM
    a hotfix effects an os when running the OS. I can't think any hotfix will help installation.

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    Re: Vista 64bit 4gb RAM Hotfix

    Wasnt the hotfix to take out 2 of the sticks and install it, and then put them back in later?

    It installed ok for me with 4x1GiB, however, I'm back on XP on both machines as it really is a steaming pile of festering dog kack.

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    Re: Vista 64bit 4gb RAM Hotfix

    Well i installed it with only 2 sticks anyway, added the extra and everything running smoothly....for now

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    Re: Vista 64bit 4gb RAM Hotfix

    Quote Originally Posted by TrentBoy View Post
    I read about not being able to install vista with 4Gb of RAM, could have sworn I Saw a hotfix needed to install after though.

    So take out 2gb.
    Install windows
    Put other 2gb back in.

    (Sorry .... you already have)

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    Re: Vista 64bit 4gb RAM Hotfix

    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    I'm back on XP on both machines as it really is a steaming pile of festering dog kack.
    XP is giving you problems????
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    Re: Vista 64bit 4gb RAM Hotfix

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    XP is giving you problems????
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    Re: Vista 64bit 4gb RAM Hotfix

    Quote Originally Posted by ikonia View Post
    it should be able to use 4GB without issue any how.
    You'd think, wouldnt ya
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777/en-us

    Quote Originally Posted by Supershanks View Post
    a hotfix effects an os when running the OS. I can't think any hotfix will help installation.
    Almost(?) all (I cant think of one that can't infact) hotfixes can be slipstreamed into a install disk. They are certainly not just for a running OS
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    Re: Vista 64bit 4gb RAM Hotfix

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    Re: Vista 64bit 4gb RAM Hotfix

    as far as i remember 2 gig problem was due to a bug in the installer rather than windows itself
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    Re: Vista 64bit 4gb RAM Hotfix

    This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
    • The computer uses more than 3 GB of RAM.
    • The computer uses a storage system that is running the Storport miniport driver.
    • The computer uses a controller that uses 32-bit direct memory access (DMA).
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