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Win 32 out of memory error

By Patrick Horn ·
When installing or updating software, I get an error window that pops up that says there is not enough free memory to run Win 32. It then either aborts the installation or locks up the machine. The machine is an AMD K-6 with 768 megs of ram. Why does this happen and how can I fix this problem so that it stops happening?

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Win 32 out of memory error

by TheChas In reply to Win 32 out of memory erro ...

Believe it or not, if you are running W95, 98, or Me, you may have too much memory.

Depending on how your MB deals with memory, there is either a 1GB or 512MB RAM wall for W9X.

Try dropping your memory to 511MB or less.

Check out MS Knowledge base article Q253912
There is a work-around to set Windows to ignore part of your memory.

I read an article where the tester determined that on his system, W98 had the best performance with 196MB of ram.

I set up my W98 boxes with 384MB.

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by Patrick Horn In reply to Win 32 out of memory erro ...

Answer was spot on.

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