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      12-23-2008, 12:38 PM   #23
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Thanks, I work with Solaris and AIX all day. They are usually a little less brain dead when it comes to this sort of thing, so sometimes I forget about the dumb ways in which MS sometimes chooses to do things. It seems that might have changed with SP1 though:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946003/

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After you install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), the memory (RAM) value reported by Windows Vista may increase if the following conditions are true:

* The system BIOS has reserved physical memory for graphics or for other peripherals.
* Your computer has more than 3 GB of system memory installed.

This change occurs because Windows Vista with SP1 reports how much physical memory installed on your computer. All versions of Windows NT-based operating systems before Windows Vista Service SP1 report how much memory available to the operating system. This change in Windows Vista SP1 is a reporting change only.
Either way, the original reporting was defective by design.
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yeah, tell me about it. SP1 is a huge improvement for Vista though...I run VMs with 3gb+ all day here at work, so 64-bit systems are a must for me.
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yeah, tell me about it. SP1 is a huge improvement for Vista though...I run VMs with 3gb+ all day here at work, so 64-bit systems are a must for me.
I think I'm going to go buy VMware fusion for the Macbook tonight and see if I can't get OpenSolaris, Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows installations set up. No, I'm not joking. They'll be minimal installations though, and mostly used for work.
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hehe...good luck...I should install VMware on my brother's PC - that way he won't screw anything up if he downloads a virus or something...
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