Getting Started – 32-bit Windows XP

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GETTING STARTED – 32-bit Windows XP

If you are on 32-bit version of Windows XP (and ONLY 32-BIT Windows XP), you need to enable the 3GB switch for 4GT RAM Tuning in windows, see below how to do that:

32-bit Windows XP Instructions
  • Right-click My Computer. Click Properties.
  • In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
  • On the Advanced tab, under Startup and Recovery, click Settings.
  • In the Startup and Recovery dialog box, under System startup, click Edit. The Windows boot.ini file will be opened in Microsoft® Notepad.
  • Create a backup copy of the boot.ini file. Note: Boot.ini files may vary from computer to computer.
    Select the following line in the boot.ini file:
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS=”Microsoft Windows XP Professional” /fastdetect
  • Press Ctrl+C to copy the line and then press Ctrl+V to paste it immediately below the original line.

    Note: Your text string may be different from the text string in this solution, so be sure to copy the text string from your boot.ini file, and not the text string included here. Modify the copied line to include ” /3GB”, as shown in the following example:

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS=”Microsoft Windows XP Professional 3GB” /3GB /fastdetect

    Note: Do not overwrite any existing lines.
  • Save and close the boot.ini file.
  • Click OK to close each dialog box.
  • Restart your computer.
  • During startup, select the 3GB option. If you do not select the 3GB option, the system will default to the 2GB total memory setting.

    Note: If problems occur during startup, you may need to update some of your drivers.

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