Windows 10: Error- You need to install at least 2gb of RAM...

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  1. Posts : 8
    windows 7 ver 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2015 #11

    I did run Belarc

    As far as the "memory" section goes, if thats pertinent

    7424 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

    Slot 'DIMM1' has 32 MB
    Slot 'DIMM2' has 32 MB
    Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty
    Slot 'DIMM4' is Empty


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  2.    30 Jul 2015 #12

    hiricine said: View Post
    I did run Belarc

    As far as the "memory" section goes, if thats pertinent

    7424 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

    Slot 'DIMM1' has 32 MB
    Slot 'DIMM2' has 32 MB
    Slot 'DIMM3' is Empty
    Slot 'DIMM4' is Empty


    Holy smokes, I never seen that before.
    How is your 'puter running at all if this is true. It has to be bad memory.
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    windows 7 ver 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2015 #13

    Whoops repeated post.

    Yeah I think I'll go round up some more. It runs really well and has been for years now. I think I found some super ghetto back alley stuff that I put in there.
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  4.    30 Jul 2015 #14

    hiricine said: View Post
    Whoops repeated post.

    Yeah I think I'll go round up some more. It runs really well and has been for years now. I think I found some super ghetto back alley stuff that I put in there.
    Well, I guess that partially answers why the installer thinks that you have less than 2GB of RAM.

    I can't imagine that the PC would run well in Windows 7 if you could only access 64MB. I've never seen anything like it.

    It'd be interesting to run the Windows Memory diagnostic, to see how much RAM it sees and whether the RAM is defective or not.

    Diagnosing memory problems on your computer
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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #15

    hiricine said: View Post
    Whoops repeated post.

    Yeah I think I'll go round up some more. It runs really well and has been for years now. I think I found some super ghetto back alley stuff that I put in there.
    Yep, that'll do it !

    Post back if you need anything else.
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    Window 10, 8.1, 2012 Multipoint
       01 Aug 2015 #16

    My work around


    hiricine said: View Post
    My pc has 8 gb of ram. I have gone into the BIOS and turned on default settings to see if that fixes it (it doesn't).

    Attempting to install off of a flash drive. Trying to boot off of a flash drive instructs me to install while in windows if I want to keep programs/settings (I do). Have not tried installing without saving things would preferably not do it that way.
    I have a Dell Latitude D630c running Win 7 Ultimate x64, it came with 1GB of ram and a 2nd GB was added over time, before finally upgrading to 8GB about 18 months ago. Win 7 sees the 8GB of the ram and has worked flawlessly since installed. Win 10 update complains that I need at least 2GB of ram. I still had the 2 x 1GB sodimms, so I down graded to 2GB for the upgrade, then swapped back the 2 x 4GB sodimms after the upgrade. That worked for me.
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  7. Posts : 8
    windows 7 ver 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Thread Starter
       04 Aug 2015 #17

    Well as an update I'm still in a pickle. Upgraded and bought a LOT of ram (up to 16gb). System information installed memory as 15.7gb, task manager says 16.1 gigs total with over 13g available and 7g free, belarc lists each memory stick installed as... 32mb (X4). Ive noticed a noticeable but not huge improvement in system performance... BUT the Windows 10 installer still insists I do not have the 2gb installed.

    It seems Belarc and the installer both use the same method that disagrees with everything else on the amount I have installed.
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  8.    18 Oct 2015 #18

    I have Dell Latitude D830 Laptop. The upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 7 was giving error saying I don't have enough RAM even if I had 8 GB RAM.

    I had to update my BIOS to the latest BIOS and it started reading my 8 GB RAM. Then I could upgrade Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10. Hope it helps someone out there with similar issues.
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