Fix Usable Memory is less than the Installed Memory – Windows 7

Some users may have problems when it comes to the amount of ram installed on their computer. Example: you have 8 GB of ram installed but Windows 7 is using only 5 GB Usable Memory, that problem is very common.

1. Press the Windows + R keys to open run command and type msconfig and press enter.

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2. Select Advanced options under Boot tab.

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3. Check mark Maximum Memmory option and type the amount you want to use and press Ok and restart your pc to see the changes.

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This is expected behavior on computers that are running Windows 7.


I started this tech blog back in 2011 as a place to write down processes I took to fix my client systems and network. Now I write some tips and tricks to help others with the tech issues that one might encounter.

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