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My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Startup & Recovery Settings > EDIT > look for the word fastdedtect and add: /3GB
Save and restart.
I have VISTA HOME PREM
It does not seem to show this as you have written
For Windows XP PRO
To add the /3GB switch as a separate boot option:
Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Click the Advanced tab.
Under Startup and Recovery, click the Settings button.
Under System Startup, click Edit to edit the BOOT.INI file.
Find the current boot entry, which typically looks like this:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
Copy this line and paste it at the end of the BOOT.INI file, and change it along these lines:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional 3GB Switch" /fastdetect /3GB
This lets you choose between a conventional boot entry and the /3GB boot entry. If something goes wrong when you use /3GB, you can always boot back into the original configuration.
Save and close BOOT.INI.
Click OK to close the Startup and Recovery dialog box.
Click Settings again, and in the Default operating systems list, click the new boot entry that has the /3GB switch. Then click OK.
Restart your computer to use the new profile.
do you have anything for vista?
Thanks Howard, this worked perfect for XP, nice and simple.
klaw, try looking on Microsoft's site.
Bill, Cool :-)
I did and did not find anything, and I am not saying there is nothing there, I just have not located it
Look in the knowledge base for PAE, BOOT.INI etc.