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    Installing Vista with over 3 gigs of RAM

    Now this does not apply to every installation and i feel the problem occurs with certain types of motherboards. But>>>>>

    If you try to install vista with over 3 gigs of ram and you encounter blue screen errors or crashes or errors pointing to bios problems heed my words.

    For example i have 4 gigs ram which is 2x 2 gig sticks. I installed one 2 gig stick of ram and proceded to install Vista. Once vista was installed i installed this patch:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777

    make sure to choose the appropriate patch for either VISTA or VISTA 64 bit.

    Once you install the patch, restart your computer than power down and install the other ram and reboot. You will now see your 4 gigs or whatever in your computer properties and you will run it no problem. Many people think they have bad ram but they dont, and dont read to much into the blue screen errors and flash your bios unnecessarily like i did. any questions just ask
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    Good to know. I currently have 2 gigs of ram and plan on upgrading it to 4 when i have the available funds.

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    I have 4 sticks of 1 gig ram, and Vista only recognizes 3.4gigs of it. I've heard it's just because I have Vista 32 bit.
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    From what I understand, put only 2 gigs of RAM in your machine and Take out the other 2 gigs. Then do all the updates for Vista then add the other 2 gigs once the updates are done. If im not mistaken and according to the Microsoft forums and others ive seen this should fix the problem.

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    yup that works ^^
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    lol i just responded to a diff tech support question, didnt even SEE this one here yet. MY BAD YOU CRED.

    YES ken that is what works, WHERE WERE YOU PEOPLE WHEN I UPGRADED. it took me an hour to figure it out. (50 minutes of fidgiting, 5 minutes of googling, 5 more minutes of swappin out installing patch making soup etc)

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    64 bit is the way of the future meign.

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    I will go 64 bit when some of the applications I use decide to actually upgrade their base coding or I find a better program

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    Quote Originally Posted by D_Morals the pantless View Post
    I will go 64 bit when some of the applications I use decide to actually upgrade their base coding or I find a better program
    QFT.

    This is good news to know in the future, although I'm not a huge Vista fan.

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    I am having this problem as I type. Vista isnt letting me install this update for some fucking reason. Will removing 2 gigs, installing it, and putting the 2 back in make it work?

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    Yes I remember when I installed vista64 i had to take a stick out, install it, then put it back in. Seems to be working fine.

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    Phew, tryin to cool myself. I did those steps, of installing, shutting down, and putting the stick in. STill, I cant get it to work. After installation, it says the update failed, but the little ! appears on the shutdown icon. I shutdown to install updates, it installs, and after putting the ram in and turning the computer on, it still says FAIL in the update history. The ram is working fine, and has been since I installed it without an update yesterday. I simply cannot get the update to work, which kind of bothers me. Is it ok to use the working 4 gigs without the update? Or will I see problems in the future...

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    I assume so. I wouldn't worry about it until you have a problem with it.
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    Windows XP Professional ftw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiCkYNiTRO View Post
    I assume so. I wouldn't worry about it until you have a problem with it.
    I really hope I dont. I dont plan on buying vista either, the free version I have works just fine.

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