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Windows Vista Performance Frequently Asked Questions

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How come my computer takes so long to load Vista? How much RAM does Vista support?

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How come my computer takes so long to load Vista?

Q: Each time I boot up Vista, it takes about 5 minutes to load. Why does it take so long and what can I do to make it load quicker?

A: The two most common reasons for a slow booting computer is that you do not have enough RAM (random access memory). Or, it could be that you hard drive has less than 20% of free space left on it. If you do not have enough RAM installed on your system, you should consider adding more. RAM there days is pretty cheap and can greatly improve your PC's performance. If it is the hard drive space that is the issue, you can try removing some old programs that you no longer use to create more space.


How much RAM does Vista support?

A Vista 32 bit operating system will support 4GB of RAM. However, some of the RAM is used by the installed hardware so approximately 3.2GB is actually seen by the operating system.

A Vista 64 bit operating system will see the entire 4GB.


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