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Cant install Windows 8 - Says it needs 2gb - I have 8gb

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    Posts : 4
    Windows 7

    Cant install Windows 8 - Says it needs 2gb - I have 8gb


    Hi. I have Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate installed and activated. I am trying to upgrade to Windows 8 and the upgrade assistant tells me it needs at least 2gb when I have 8gb and Windows 7 sees and knows I have 8gb

    I am thinking it could be my bios, but it's already at the latest version


    Here are some photos from my bios, so you can tell me if there is anything I need to enable.


    These are photos from my bios. Please tell me if there is anything I need to change to get this to work


    http://lynny.net/files/1.jpg
    http://lynny.net/files/2.jpg
    http://lynny.net/files/3.jpg
    http://lynny.net/files/4.jpg
    http://lynny.net/files/5.jpg
    http://lynny.net/files/6.jpg
    http://lynny.net/files/7.jpg
    http://lynny.net/files/8.jpg


    Thank you!

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    Try removing 2gb or 4gb of ram & re-run upgrade assistant.
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 7


    I tried that. I took out a 4gb stick and then it still gave me the error. So I tried taking out the other one and putting the other back in and it still gave me the error
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    win8.1.1 enterprise
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    just did the above to fix the links to you pictures.

    are you sure win7 is seeing all 8 gig of memory
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    Windows 7


    Yes I am positive. It sees it. It shows 7.87gb, and the monitor program for looking at ram shows it too.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    are you sure it not meaning 2gi of memory storage space , how much free hdd space is on the win7 drive
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  8. #8


    Posts : 4
    Windows 7


    Yes, I'm sure it says ram. I have 80gb SSD and most of it is free.
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Cant install Windows 8 - Says it needs 2gb - I have 8gb
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