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I am running windows 2008 x 32 enterprise andthe machine only sees 4 gigs of ram

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So I have a 32 bit machine and I bought windows 2008 enterprise so the machine can see 8 gigs of ram. How ever in taskmgr it only sees 4 gigs. why is that and since it is enterprise it should see all 8 gigs correct?
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by:Acosta Technology Services
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32bit Operating Systems will not show more than 4GB RAM.  You can utilize well over 4GB RAM with Server 2008 x64 Standard or Enterprise.
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I am running enterprise edition as I stated in my earlier post
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I understand that, but Standard and Enterprise editions can see over 4GB Ram, but it needs to be the x64 version.  
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no standard like 2003 enterprise should see more than 4 gigs of ram
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how do I do that?
please that is the problem can you pleae help me
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Check the link I sent above, there is a section for "enabling PAE" which shows you how to create the correct boot entry modifications.
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the link is hard to understand can anyone just simply make the entry I need to add so I can paste it
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1. Click Start- All Programs-Accesories-Command Prompt - "Right Click-Run as administrator"

2. "Bcdedit /set PAE forceenable"

3.  Restart Server
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