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How to patch windows 7, 8, 10 32-bit to see above 4gb ram (new patch)

spapakons

Member
Hello!

I know this has been discussed before many months in a rather old thread, but now I discovered a new patch that works in my current v21H2 build! I created a new thread so this info is not lost in a very old thread.

As we all know Microsoft has restricted all 32-bit Windows versions to 4GB RAM total, no matter how much RAM you have installed in your system. This in practice means 3.2GB (or 3.5GB in very rare cases) available for use while the rest 0.8GB is system reserved. One could suggest to install Windows 10 64-bit to take advantage of the full available RAM, but this is not always easy. For a typical computer with Office and a couple or other applications doing a clean installation of Windows 10 64-bit and reinstalling them is easy. What about a work computer loaded with tens of applications and several GB data? It would be asking for trouble!

In my case, an old Core-i3 laptop recently upgraded with SSD and 8GB RAM, the only option to use all this RAM is to patch Windows 10 32-bit. It is a small file with a script included to patch the system automatically. Once run (as Administrator of course) it creates a new boot entry. The default is to use the patch and see the whole RAM and the second is to run the original system, just in case something goes wrong and you need to restore. So far I have seen at least 4x faster response of my work laptop and no issue. If I ever see a BSOD or any other issue I will report here. I'm looking forward to test it on my old Acer laptop (running Windows 10 Pro 32-bit v21H2 on purpose to maintain compatibility with old games and hardware, also successfully running Windows 11 64-bit on a spare SSD)

Download the patch from this site: Windows Vista/7/8/10 x86 128gb Ram Patch | Operating System Revival

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Disclaimer: Use this at your own risk. I won't be responsible if you lose any data to anything else happens to your system. I'm just trying to help fellow posters that are still stuck with a Windows 32-bit system hard to replace or upgrade to 64-bit.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10/11 Pro 64-bit (was Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 full ATX s1155
    Memory
    2x Kingston 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Hyper X Blu
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GT 620 1GB DDR3 PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony 19" TV (VGA connection)
    Screen Resolution
    1440X900 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    480GB SSD (one for 10 one for 11), 4GB HDD for data
    PSU
    600W
    Case
    Old white case (to hide I actually have a modern PC)
    Cooling
    Intel CPU fan
    Keyboard
    OEM PS/2 keyboard (to save USB ports)
    Mouse
    OEM PS/2 mouse (to save USB ports)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50MBps
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Dual boot Windows 10 and 11 (change boot priority). Windows 11 installed with compatibility check bypass hack in Legacy BIOS mode, no TPM, no Secure Boot. For details visit Elevenforum

terrypd

New Member
Thank you for sharing @spapakons. I have one question. Have you tried it on your own? I want to give it a try but I am pretty unsure about it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
I would also like to try it after confirmation that you effort was successful .
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows-7 64-Bit Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Elite 8300 CMT
    CPU
    3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-3770
    Motherboard
    Whatever HP uses
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    On mother board
    Sound Card
    On mother board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    WD Black 6TB
    PSU
    Whatever HP uses
    Case
    Whatever HP uses
    Cooling
    Whatever HP uses
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    Spectrum, varies up to 100MB
    Browser
    IE-11 and MS Edge
    Antivirus
    MSE + WebRoot
    Other Info
    Nothing exotic, essentially just generic HP PC
I would also like to try it after confirmation that your effort was successful.

ALSO

Is there the possibility that by upgrading the CPU, to one that supports greater memory, like 32GB's vs 16GB's the need for the Patch might be negated?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows-7 64-Bit Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Elite 8300 CMT
    CPU
    3.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-3770
    Motherboard
    Whatever HP uses
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    On mother board
    Sound Card
    On mother board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    WD Black 6TB
    PSU
    Whatever HP uses
    Case
    Whatever HP uses
    Cooling
    Whatever HP uses
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    Spectrum, varies up to 100MB
    Browser
    IE-11 and MS Edge
    Antivirus
    MSE + WebRoot
    Other Info
    Nothing exotic, essentially just generic HP PC
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