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Vista Capable: what does it mean 512MB ?

  1. #1


    Franz Guest

    Vista Capable: what does it mean 512MB ?

    Is 512MB the minimum amount of memory to install the OS?
    Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS only without other user's
    applications?
    Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS + the other user's applications?
    It's not clear.

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  2. #2


    Tom Lake Guest

    Re: Vista Capable: what does it mean 512MB ?

    "Franz" <Franz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8ABBDB4F-EA1E-48A5-BDC6-C122D35B767C@microsoft.com...
    > Is 512MB the minimum amount of memory to install the OS?
    > Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS only without other user's
    > applications?
    > Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS + the other user's
    > applications?
    > It's not clear.


    Considering that 512MB is the minimum for decent performance in XP, I'd say
    it's
    the bare minimum to just install Vista. If you actually want to run apps,
    then get more.

    Tom Lake



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  3. #3


    Zack Whittaker Guest

    Re: Vista Capable: what does it mean 512MB ?

    512MB to have the operating system run applications, work with system
    services and other things in a *timely fashion*. It also means that it's
    enough to have hardware working on memory instead of the pagefile.

    It's just a nice amount of RAM to have ) 1GB is recommended though.

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    "Franz" <Franz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8ABBDB4F-EA1E-48A5-BDC6-C122D35B767C@microsoft.com...
    > Is 512MB the minimum amount of memory to install the OS?
    > Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS only without other user's
    > applications?
    > Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS + the other user's
    > applications?
    > It's not clear.




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  4. #4


    Andre Da Costa [Extended64] Guest

    Re: Vista Capable: what does it mean 512MB ?

    Its a recommended amount to run both the operating system and applications
    without reaching a bottle neck in performance. But 512 MB could be mean in
    addition to processor and graphics speed. You could be using onboard
    graphics which possibly be borrowing from your physical memory which could
    slow things down considerably.
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    "Franz" <Franz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8ABBDB4F-EA1E-48A5-BDC6-C122D35B767C@microsoft.com...
    > Is 512MB the minimum amount of memory to install the OS?
    > Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS only without other user's
    > applications?
    > Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS + the other user's
    > applications?
    > It's not clear.




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  5. #5


    Juan T. Llibre Guest

    Re: Vista Capable: what does it mean 512MB ?

    re:
    > It's just a nice amount of RAM to have ) 1GB is recommended though.


    I can hardly wait for Windows 2010 and its 4GB "recommended" RAM.

    ;-)



    Juan
    ====
    "Zack Whittaker" <admin@zacknet.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:OBuZV5NfGHA.3488@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > 512MB to have the operating system run applications, work with system services and other things in
    > a *timely fashion*. It also means that it's enough to have hardware working on memory instead of
    > the pagefile.
    >
    > It's just a nice amount of RAM to have ) 1GB is recommended though.
    >
    > --
    > Zack Whittaker
    > ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
    > MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
    > Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
    > This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
    > rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
    > of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
    > that up!
    >
    > --: Original message follows :--
    > "Franz" <Franz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8ABBDB4F-EA1E-48A5-BDC6-C122D35B767C@microsoft.com...
    >> Is 512MB the minimum amount of memory to install the OS?
    >> Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS only without other user's
    >> applications?
    >> Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS + the other user's applications?
    >> It's not clear.

    >
    >




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  6. #6


    Peter Guest

    Re: Vista Capable: what does it mean 512MB ?

    Which brings to mind some Bill Gates quotes:

    "640k should be enough for everyone"

    "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would
    all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG"

    --
    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    2 x XP Pro SP2 (1 everyday, 1 for testing)
    P4 HT @ 3.0ghz, 2.0gb DDR, 360gb HD
    "Juan T. Llibre" <nomailreplies@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:etlY%23wOfGHA.2032@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > re:
    >> It's just a nice amount of RAM to have ) 1GB is recommended though.

    >
    > I can hardly wait for Windows 2010 and its 4GB "recommended" RAM.
    >
    > ;-)
    >
    >
    >
    > Juan
    > ====
    > "Zack Whittaker" <admin@zacknet.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:OBuZV5NfGHA.3488@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> 512MB to have the operating system run applications, work with system
    >> services and other things in a *timely fashion*. It also means that it's
    >> enough to have hardware working on memory instead of the pagefile.
    >>
    >> It's just a nice amount of RAM to have ) 1GB is recommended though.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Zack Whittaker
    >> ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
    >> MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
    >> Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
    >> This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
    >> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
    >> not
    >> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
    >> that up!
    >>
    >> --: Original message follows :--
    >> "Franz" <Franz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:8ABBDB4F-EA1E-48A5-BDC6-C122D35B767C@microsoft.com...
    >>> Is 512MB the minimum amount of memory to install the OS?
    >>> Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS only without other user's
    >>> applications?
    >>> Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS + the other user's
    >>> applications?
    >>> It's not clear.

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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  7. #7


    Robert Moir Guest

    Re: Vista Capable: what does it mean 512MB ?

    Peter wrote:
    > Which brings to mind some Bill Gates quotes:
    >
    > "640k should be enough for everyone"
    >
    > "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we
    > would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG"


    I thought for it to be a quote it had to be something the person actually
    said, not just an urban legend.



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  8. #8


    Peter Guest

    Re: Vista Capable: what does it mean 512MB ?

    Weeelll, who really cares, just thought I'd throw it in.

    --
    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    2 x XP Pro SP2 (1 everyday, 1 for testing)
    P4 HT @ 3.0ghz, 2.0gb DDR, 360gb HD
    "Robert Moir" <robspamtrap+msnews@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OXxLfTPfGHA.4828@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Peter wrote:
    >> Which brings to mind some Bill Gates quotes:
    >>
    >> "640k should be enough for everyone"
    >>
    >> "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we
    >> would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG"

    >
    > I thought for it to be a quote it had to be something the person actually
    > said, not just an urban legend.
    >




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  9. #9


    Zack Whittaker Guest

    Re: Vista Capable: what does it mean 512MB ?

    Aye, that was a misconstrude quote - apparently he never said it and there's
    no documentation or evidence to show otherwise ;o)

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    This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
    of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
    that up!

    --: Original message follows :--
    "Peter" <peter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:eYHhI4OfGHA.2032@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Which brings to mind some Bill Gates quotes:
    >
    > "640k should be enough for everyone"
    >
    > "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we
    > would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG"
    >
    > --
    > Peter
    > Toronto, Canada
    > 2 x XP Pro SP2 (1 everyday, 1 for testing)
    > P4 HT @ 3.0ghz, 2.0gb DDR, 360gb HD
    > "Juan T. Llibre" <nomailreplies@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    > news:etlY%23wOfGHA.2032@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> re:
    >>> It's just a nice amount of RAM to have ) 1GB is recommended though.

    >>
    >> I can hardly wait for Windows 2010 and its 4GB "recommended" RAM.
    >>
    >> ;-)
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Juan
    >> ====
    >> "Zack Whittaker" <admin@zacknet.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:OBuZV5NfGHA.3488@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> 512MB to have the operating system run applications, work with system
    >>> services and other things in a *timely fashion*. It also means that it's
    >>> enough to have hardware working on memory instead of the pagefile.
    >>>
    >>> It's just a nice amount of RAM to have ) 1GB is recommended though.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Zack Whittaker
    >>> ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
    >>> MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
    >>> Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
    >>> This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
    >>> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and
    >>> not
    >>> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we
    >>> cleared
    >>> that up!
    >>>
    >>> --: Original message follows :--
    >>> "Franz" <Franz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:8ABBDB4F-EA1E-48A5-BDC6-C122D35B767C@microsoft.com...
    >>>> Is 512MB the minimum amount of memory to install the OS?
    >>>> Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS only without other user's
    >>>> applications?
    >>>> Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS + the other user's
    >>>> applications?
    >>>> It's not clear.
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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  10. #10


    Kevin John Panzke Guest

    Re: Vista Capable: what does it mean 512MB ?

    512 MB's of RAM Required, 1 Giga Byte of RAM Recomended, just FYI.

    "Franz" <Franz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8ABBDB4F-EA1E-48A5-BDC6-C122D35B767C@microsoft.com...
    > Is 512MB the minimum amount of memory to install the OS?
    > Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS only without other user's
    > applications?
    > Or is 512MB a good amount of memory to run OS + the other user's
    > applications?
    > It's not clear.




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