How to install Windows 10 ignoring a certain amount of damaged RAM

By filgra ·
Tags: Windows
Hi guys,

I hope someone can help me. I have an out of warranty Asus K550V laptop with Windows 10X64 Pro. This laptop comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM module soldered on the mainboard and one free socket for putting in another 8GB module. The soldered module has a lot of scattered damaged cells and this is, obviously, causing a lot of troubles (blue screens) that have corrupted the o. s. and I cannot even reinstall Windows because installation process fails because of the damaged ram. Now, I cannot afford to buy a new computer or do a repair (Asus tells me that the soldered ram has not lifetime warranty) and I need it for my job. A friend of mine gave me a perfect working 8GB DDR4 RAM module that I can put in the free socket: my question is: is there any way to tell to Windows installer to ignore RAM from 0 to 8GB and never use it (since the damaged cells are spread in a non-homogeneous manner, it is better to ignore completely the entire soldered module), so that the system can use just the good RAM module? There is something analog for Linux but I'd like to use Windows.

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How to install Windows 10 if RAM is damaged

by benmartin9920 In reply to How to install Windows 10 ...

Installing an OS over bad RAM can certainly cause OS errors. Bad RAM almost always destroys an install because it randomly scrambles files. If the RAM is bad enough then just booting with it will destroy a running Windows. It will be very difficult to install Windows 10 or even any operating system if RAM is damaged.

I hope this information will be helpful!
Ben Martin

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To fix high ram use in windows 10

by rickbale649 In reply to How to install Windows 10 ...

A clean boot is performed to start Windows by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This helps eliminate software conflicts that occur when you install a program or an update or when you run a program in Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista. You may also troubleshoot or determine what conflict is causing the problem by performing a clean boot.
Why software conflicts occur?

When you start Windows by using a normal startup operation, several applications and services start automatically, and then run in the background. These programs include basic system processes, antivirus software, system utility applications, and other software that has been previously installed. These applications and services can cause software conflicts.

Note: After troubleshooting, refer to this section "How to reset the computer to start normally after clean boot troubleshooting.

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