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

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    windows 7 ver 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
       30 Jul 2015 #1

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


    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.
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    windows 7 ver 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2015 #2

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  3. Posts : 57
    WinXp; Win7 Pro; Win10 Pro
       30 Jul 2015 #3

    Sounds like to obtain all your settings it must have your original Windows running to do the upgrade.

    People have booted to Windows and not the dvd/flash drive, then run the exe off the dvd/flash drive while in Windows.

    You will have to do this anyway since it's the only way to get your free Windows 10 upgrade activated.
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    windows 7 ver 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2015 #4

    Well that brings me back to the first problem--- the windows 10 setup insists I need 2gb of Ram when i have FAR more than that.
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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #5

    hiricine said: View Post
    Well that brings me back to the first problem--- the windows 10 setup insists I need 2gb of Ram when i have FAR more than that.
    If you fill in your system specs, you may get better help.

    I suppose that all 8GB of RAM shows in your Win 7 installation. What version is it? Is the Win 10 upgrade version on the USB drive the appropriate version? (You need Win 10 home for Win 7 Home premium. For Win 7 Pro or Ultimate, use Pro. You can only upgrade an X64 Win 7 with an X64 Win 10. You don't need the N versions.) I doubt that you've gotten the wrong version, but in the absence of detail...

    The only way you can activate the free Win 10 upgrade is to install it over an activated copy of Win 7 or 8.1. (You also have to keep all applications, files, and settings.) After you've done that once, you can clean install on the same hardware (boot from the USB thumb drive) and it will activate.
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    windows 7 ver 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2015 #6

    Updated my info a bit. Never checked it before but in system information I get a "not available" under "installed physical Memory (RAM)". Don't recall exactly what I put in there but I'm beginning to think that might be the problem.
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  7.    30 Jul 2015 #7

    hiricine said: View Post
    Updated my info a bit. Never checked it before but in system information I get a "not available" under "installed physical Memory (RAM)". Don't recall exactly what I put in there but I'm beginning to think that might be the problem.
    You can use this to find everything in your PC. It is free.
    Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit, for software, hardware and security configuration information on your computer. Software license management, IT asset management, cyber security audits, and more.


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  8.    30 Jul 2015 #8

    hiricine said: View Post
    Updated my info a bit. Never checked it before but in system information I get a "not available" under "installed physical Memory (RAM)". Don't recall exactly what I put in there but I'm beginning to think that might be the problem.
    I once had a pc where one of the simms wasn't seated all the way into the simm slot and didn't register in bios. Reseating the simm did the trick.
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    windows 7 ver 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Thread Starter
       30 Jul 2015 #9

    Well I put a little more in there, even that doesn't really have any insight to what kind of RAM I've put in there

    I once had a pc where one of the simms wasn't seated all the way into the simm slot and didn't register in bios. Reseating the simm did the trick.
    I have tried that with no avail. Was thinking of just borrowing a new one or buying new one(s) to see if theres any improvement.
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  10.    30 Jul 2015 #10

    I have to ask, Did you run Belarc ?
    It always pick's everything up.
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