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Windows Starter Editions – Memory Limitations

Like Windows 32-bit there are other versions that suffer from memory limitations including Windows Vista and Windows 7 Starter Editions.

These versions of Windows are commonly found on Netbooks*, and sometimes basic Notebooks / Laptops.

The limits of these versions are as follows:
Windows Vista Starter = 1Gb
Windows 7 Starter = 2Gb

Much like with Windows 32-bit you may be able to install more than 1Gb or 2Gb in the machine but the operating system will only be able to use the maximum as stated above.

 

*the Windows 7 Starter Edition memory limit does not directly affect Netbooks, as these machines mostly only have a 2Gb maximum supported by the machine.