ebabin0
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Memory allocation to a Windows Guest

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Why is it that windows task manager only shows max, 3GB of physical memory regardless of how much I allocate in ESXi 5.0?  My Linux Guests show the amount specified in the configuration.

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tiagomartinez
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Probably your Windows is 32 Bits.

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tiagomartinez
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Probably your Windows is 32 Bits.

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weinstein5
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What version of Windows are you running - as the other poster pointed out the reason is more than likely you are running a 32 BIt OS -

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ebabin0
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It's true, WIn7 32 bit.  Is this a windows limitation or what vSphere limits?

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aravinds3107
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Its a Memory limits on Windows for 32 bit OS

Memory Limts of Windows 7

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