"joel406" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> In regard to the limits of installed RAM when installing Vista:
> It has been noted that when you install Vista(any flavor) that you
> should have no more then 2 gigs installed when first setting Vista up.
> Microsoft has provided me with a fresh copy of Vista(both x86 and x64)
> with new product keys as well(ultimate and business). The disk the sent
> me all have SP1 integrated into the disk. I reinstalled Vista with the
> new x64 disk and when doing so I forgot about the RAM limits and just
> installed normally.
> No problems.
> Prehaps having SP1 integrated has fixed this issue.
> Its something to remember if you have a disk with SP1 already on your
> If anyone else has tried this and had the same luck I did please let
> everyone else know.
> It should also be noted that I used my old ultimate product key when I
> reinstalled. Now I have more Vista ultimate keys then I have systems.
> Seems weird.
I saw the thread you are referring to but I don't agree with it. I
think the problem was caused by something else. I have done clean installs
of Vista Home Premium and Ultimate with both 3GB and 4GB of Ram already
installed on the system, pre SP1 and post SP1 and experienced no problems
I think you're referring to the issue discussed in the link below. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777
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