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I've got a Windows 2008 R2 box with 96GB of memory of which only 32 is usable.  The box also has SQL on it. The resource monitor shows a huge chunk of memory that is "Hardware reserved" for BIOS and some drivers for other peripherals.

Why is 67% of my memory unusable?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
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Basically because Microsoft said so.  You're limited to 32GB on Windows 2008 R2 Standard.  Here's the info from Microsoft: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa366778%28v=vs.85%29.aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_server_2008_r2
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