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VMWARE 32bit OS - Ram Limitation

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Hi,

Couple of questions.  I know the limitation to RAM for 32bit OS max of 4gig. However.

Q - If VISTA Ultimate 32bit is running say 8gig of ram, will my VMWARE PC's be able to use some of my 8 gig ?  I.E. = Base OS = Vista Ultimate only using the max  4 gig, however can I allocate the other 4 gig to my VMWARE machine(s)?

Q2 - At present I am using VMWARE Workstation, if the above is not possilbe in this version, which version would be suited.  The same applies to my base OS.

Many thanks.

Steve.

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Even though the BIOS would recognize 8 GB, the OS could only recognize 3.5 GB (even though System Properties shows 4 GB).

This is 32-Bit's inherent limitation.

Your VMware Guest would not see 4 GB since VMware Workstation uses a hosted environment scenario by depending on the Host OS for Resources.

The best option would be to upgrade your Host OS to Windows Vista 64-Bit and fully utilize the 8 GB RAM.
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What about WIndows Server 2003 / 2008 32 bit OS.  I here of places that have this with 8 - 16gb of RAM but running 32bit OS Server 2003 / 2008 ???

Is there a version of VMWARE which will utilize BIOS RAM and ignore the HOSTED OS resources / ram?
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You can check out ESXi which is a free download. - https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/?p=esxi

This does not require any base OS to be installed
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