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Memory Sizing Guidance for Windows 7

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Executive Summary

This paper describes an approach that Information Technology (IT) professionals and system builders can use to determine how much memory is required to successfully run a set of programs. It explores how the choices in machine architecture, hardware devices, driver version, and memory configuration affect the amount of memory that is available to users' programs. By following the guidelines in this paper, one can determine the appropriate amount of memory to configure for anticipated customer workloads. This information applies to the Windows 7 operating system.

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