How do I turn on the Physical Address Extension switch?

Posted on 2009-02-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello, i am having a similar issue to some inquiries regarding PAE and would like to know how to add the " /PAE" switch during bootup. Do I need to go into the boot.ini file and simply add /PAE?
Question by:banksov
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    Awesome. I just added /PAE at the end of the boot.ini file and I'm still showing 3.24 GB rather than 5GB. I now know that XP can only read up to 4GB. Is there a way to allocate the rest of the RAM?
    I am running XP SP3.

    Thanks again.
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    Not to the best of my knowledge. Sorry!
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    Just add the switch to the end

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