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Changing RAM

  1. #1


    pvdg42 Guest

    Changing RAM

    I have a PC running Vista Ultimate (32 bit) w/ 4 Gig of memory. As I have a
    second box running Vista for testing beta products (Orcas at the moment)
    that runs fine on 2 Gig, I'm considering removing 2 Gig from the first box
    for use elsewhere.
    Will Vista notice and want to be reactivated?
    FWIW, I know the correct answer is "try it and see", but I thought somebody
    here might have changed memory configuration and could tell me what to
    expect.
    Thanks.



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  2. #2


    Mike Hall MVP Guest

    Re: Changing RAM

    I have added and removed RAM without incident.. try it and see.. :-)


    "pvdg42" <pvdg42@newsgroups.nospam> wrote in message
    news:uZsED2ZkHHA.3264@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I have a PC running Vista Ultimate (32 bit) w/ 4 Gig of memory. As I have a
    >second box running Vista for testing beta products (Orcas at the moment)
    >that runs fine on 2 Gig, I'm considering removing 2 Gig from the first box
    >for use elsewhere.
    > Will Vista notice and want to be reactivated?
    > FWIW, I know the correct answer is "try it and see", but I thought
    > somebody here might have changed memory configuration and could tell me
    > what to expect.
    > Thanks.
    >


    --


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/




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  3. #3


    pvdg42 Guest

    Re: Changing RAM


    "Mike Hall MVP" <mikehall@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:eSe%234HakHHA.3452@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I have added and removed RAM without incident.. try it and see.. :-)
    >

    Thanks, Mike! I appreciate the info.



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  4. #4


    voodoo Guest

    RE: Changing RAM



    "pvdg42" wrote:

    > I have a PC running Vista Ultimate (32 bit) w/ 4 Gig of memory. As I have a
    > second box running Vista for testing beta products (Orcas at the moment)
    > that runs fine on 2 Gig, I'm considering removing 2 Gig from the first box
    > for use elsewhere.
    > Will Vista notice and want to be reactivated?
    > FWIW, I know the correct answer is "try it and see", but I thought somebody
    > here might have changed memory configuration and could tell me what to
    > expect.
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
    >


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  5. #5


    voodoo Guest

    RE: Changing RAM

    I have Ultimate & went from 2gb of corsair to 4gb. I didn't need to
    reactivate but the welcome center screen that appears on startup, only
    recognizes that I have 3.50 gb of ram

    "pvdg42" wrote:

    > I have a PC running Vista Ultimate (32 bit) w/ 4 Gig of memory. As I have a
    > second box running Vista for testing beta products (Orcas at the moment)
    > that runs fine on 2 Gig, I'm considering removing 2 Gig from the first box
    > for use elsewhere.
    > Will Vista notice and want to be reactivated?
    > FWIW, I know the correct answer is "try it and see", but I thought somebody
    > here might have changed memory configuration and could tell me what to
    > expect.
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
    >


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  6. #6


    pvdg42 Guest

    Re: Changing RAM


    "Mike Hall MVP" <mikehall@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:eSe%234HakHHA.3452@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I have added and removed RAM without incident.. try it and see.. :-)
    >
    >

    Worked fine with no reactivation as you said, Mike. Thanks again.



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  7. #7


    pvdg42 Guest

    Re: Changing RAM


    "voodoo" <voodoo@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3C99C019-ED74-4BD3-A226-F7BEB7325812@microsoft.com...
    >I have Ultimate & went from 2gb of corsair to 4gb. I didn't need to
    > reactivate but the welcome center screen that appears on startup, only
    > recognizes that I have 3.50 gb of ram
    >

    The reading of 3.5 Gig is as expected for 32 bit Windows as part of the
    total address space is being used by the system. The 3.5 is what's available
    to you.



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