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March 21, 2010 7:43:12 AM

Ok, just installed windows 7 on new PC.
A friend gave me a enterprise edition windows 7. I finaly installed it (I had to intall xp SP2 first coz it had no boot ability on the burnt disc he gave me...). It looks good, but it shows up as windows 32 bit, maybe he gae me the wrong one, but it also does the 'you have 4gb of ram but only can use 3.2gb' thing. Why me!!!! also the screen reseloution doesnt fill the whole screen.

Oh well - any ideas?

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March 21, 2010 8:05:56 AM

32bit OS's can only do 3GB of RAM, you need to get an x64 OS to get upto 16GB of ram going on.
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March 21, 2010 11:22:07 AM

Two Things...
1) Your windows is a legal copy... Right!!! Also, it is a LEGAL copy of a 32-bit system not 64-bit. Otherwise, this post fails to meet the requirements of Tom's Rules of Conduct and could be subject to closure by the Moderators.

2) You right mouse click on your desktop and open up your GPU's control panel and set the resolution to the native resolution of your monitor (ex; 1920x1080 monitor resolution has the native resolution of 1920x1080). This will adjust your screen to fit the monitor. Windows defaults to 800x600 or something on installs.
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March 21, 2010 11:39:26 AM

Yeah bootleg copy so don't except any help. Also resolution problems on a pirated OS?... again find your own help.
March 22, 2010 2:57:40 AM

It is legal, after all its a genuine code that makes it legal to use, and that is what he has given me.

Thanks
March 22, 2010 5:07:30 PM

still having problems?
March 23, 2010 4:14:22 AM

dickcruz said:
still having problems?

Yea, I have just decided to buy windows 7 now. It was not installing in 64 bit which was really annoying.
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