It seems to me your article is aimed at people who are running 32 bit windows on 64 bit systems. If however they are using it on a 32 bit system (32 bit processor such as say Pentium IV or so for example), then there is indeed a physical reason why the OS cannot access memory up to and possibly above 4Gb and that has to do with the systems possible inability to actually address that memory at a hardware level, in order to do so the system must support PAE (Physical Address Extensions), but even then, PAE is not supported on all 32 bit systems and is typically only present on some of the most recent 32 bit motherboards (say within the last 10-12 years or so roughly). Of course if they are using a 32 bit version of Windows on a 32 bit system that supports PAE then there is also no real need for software like you mentioned in your article to enable support for PAE in the OS as versions of Windows from Windows XP on up already have support for PAE built in. Though admittedly in the case of Windows XP at least it may not be enabled by default and may need to be enabled through the use of a boot.ini modification. The details of which can be found easily enough using google. Additonally there are boot.ini modifications for XP that can be used to enable support for processors using HyperThreading or similar technology which can also help to improve performance for those using XP on a newer motherboard based system.
im using vista ultimate sp2 it came up with windows failed to start. File: \\Windows\\system32\\ntkrlpx.exe Status: 0xc000000f Info: Windows failed to load because the kernel is missing or corrupt. any help
BADLY needed clarification: you have to partition your target drive first, in disk management. first delete all partitions on your empty target drive by right clicking in diskmgmt. then create simple volume, 100 MB, NTFS, drive letter R for example (this is = system reserved aka the small sector containing boot loader for windows) and quick format. Next format the remaining large unallocated space, to K (or whatever letter other than A, B, and cant use C because the computer youre running this cmd on already has a C drive) NTFS and quick format. Then run the installer.cmd. Then the first prompt for OS partition thats where windows files will install, in my example K drive, and select R drive as the boot drive. If this method actually worked these are the steps you need but I think this guide is broken, or I cant find a solution for the life of me. wintousb doesnt work, as selecting my drive in bios afterwards it still wont boot, just crashes.
hi, i do this with windows 8 and working, i use windows7 ultimate x64 and i install win8 32bit to seagate expansion 320gb. imagex.exe[find in my friend pc,i think its for win vista] bcdboot.exe[find in win7 drive C: ] bootsect.exe[find in win7 enterprise dvd] in step 10 i restart my laptop and after rebooting its boot to win 7 i restart again and boot win8 and do install progress until chose partition and close setup, rebooting system and boot from my hdd, win8 coming and so nice :D i play pinball in win8 and its amazing. i shout down win8 and disconnect my hdd, turn o my laptop and see blue screen say need usb or disk, i put win7 disk and boot this and use system recover, automatic find problem and fix, rebooting and boot to my win7 but now my microsoft essential security say windows did not pass genune validation, and see under screen in my background this copy of windows is not genuine. this is good have OS on portable hdd but lost your win on internal hdd, its should have a boot menu to chose..tnx
I tryed the first method described by John Patrick Haliliit said that windows cannot be installed on this machine. I have a 500gb seagate external hard drive and am installing the x86 flavor of Windows 7. However, I have partioned the hdd and hope to duel boot with mac osx and windows. I already have mac osx installed and when I boot up from the external hard drive, it gives me the option to duel boot. will I have to ntfs format the entire drive to get windows 7 on it 153554b96e