Windows upgrade

Andrey Repin
Fri Jun 15 11:17:00 GMT 2018

Greetings, Achim Gratz!

>> I have a 32 bit cygwin installation of 8 years of age in an amd64 PC
>> with 2 GB of RAM with Windows 10. So far it's been so good. I never
>> had the need to use a 64 bit Windows, but recently 64 bit has become
>> mainstream and I also started having low memory issues, so I upgraded
>> to 4 GB of RAM. The thing is 32 bit Windows has issues with the whole
>> 4 GB of RAM therefore I have quite less available, so I decided I will
>> be switching to 64 bit Windows 10 via a clean install (yuk!) when I am
>> able.

> Well, for an installation that old it would probably be quite helpful if
> you did a clean fresh install.  A 32bit Windows can deal just fine with
> 4GB of memory (not so much with larger memory), you can make about 3GB
> of that available to user processes with a boot option (at the expense
> of memory reserved for the kernel space).

3.65GB in my experience is the best you can manage with 32-bit Windows.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Friday, June 15, 2018 4:46:46

Sorry for my terrible english...

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