Memory Limit of Windows® 7 Editions
What are the memory limits for Windows 7 editions of Operating System?
Windows 7 is the latest release of Operating System from Microsoft. This OS has got improved functionalities and features. This is the successor to Windows Vista. Most of the limitations with Windows Vista get eliminated in Windows 7. Windows 7 is available in different editions such as Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate. They are also available in 32-bit or 64-bit. In Windows 7, sharing of files and programs become easy due to the feature called HomeGroup. Jump Lists is another feature and by using that you could access songs, pictures and websites with one click.
Below mentioned points focus on the memory limits for all the Windows 7 editions:
- Memory limit
- 32-bit Operating Systems
- 64-bit Operating Systems
Memory limit is the major factor which would determine the performance of a system. When you use 64-bit version of Windows 7 Operating System, it would have a great memory limit. When there is more memory limit, the programs in the system could hold more space in order to perform and thus, system performance would increase. So, it would be better to use the more memory limit for Operating Systems. Even though there is more memory limit, usable RAM might be limited by the BIOS and the motherboard present in the system.
32-bit Operating Systems
The Windows 7 Operating Systems would come under 32 and 64-bit systems. This bit number would represent the number of bits of data that OS can process at once. 32-bit Windows 7 Starter has a memory limit of 2 GB. But in the case of 32-bit version of Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium and Enterprise has got a memory limit of 4 GB.
In the case of 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Professional, the maximum memory limit is the 192 GB. In the case of Windows 7 Professional, it is 16GB while for Windows 7 Home Basic, the memory limit is 8GB and for Window 7 Starter, 2 GB is the memory limit. This 64-bit version of Windows 7 is mainly designed so that you would be able to take the complete advantage of multitasking abilities of the 64-bit systems more increased RAM. Since these Operating Systems have got more memory limit you could be able to perform very well.
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