The maximum RAM memory supported for Windows 8

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As an update to the maximum RAM supported for Windows 7, here’s my updated list I pulled from Microsoft’s website documented below on what the maximum memory is for the various Windows 8 editions.

Any 32bit version has a maximum memory of 4GB, but almost all systems you find now will be 64 bit, but just be sure.   If it doesn’t specify 64bit, it’s most likelya  32bit Windows and you will be stuck with the maximum memory of 4GB which in todays’ standards is bare minimum.

If it’s 64 bit Windows, the maximum memory depends on the edition of Windows 8 as specified below and in the link below that.

Windows 8 – 128GB Maximum supported RAM memory
Windows 8 Professional – 512GB Maximum supported RAM memory
Windows 8 Enterprise – 512GB Maximum supported RAM memory

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work as a peace officer in various forms. Daniel wrote a book in 2009 called “Tech-Knowledgy” which got him on television and radio a few times. The concept behind the book was “to level the playing field between computer techs and non-techies so they don’t get take advantage of”. Daniel has a couple certifications including MCP and A+; he is preparing to write the Network+ exam and has studied CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator). Daniel has run his own computer service business “TwinBytes” since 2004. He has done a few talks on cyber security and generally enjoys training, educating and helping others.