How to use More than 3GB RAM on 32-Bit Windows

Popular belief says, the 32-bit version of Windows can’t handle more than 3GB RAM. Is it really so? What will happen if you try to upgrade your RAM from 3GB to 8GB? After the upgrade, if you check system properties, you will still find memory in use as 3.xxGB! Of course, nothing to panic, your effort has not gone wasted. You can yet utilize your additional memory to optimize the function of your 32-bit system.

A 32-bit system can address maximum 2^32 address locations in RAM. Mathematically, it comes a little above 3GB. So, when you install a bigger RAM, 32-bit Windows just discard anything above its addressing jurisdiction. However, the discarded memory can still be effectively put into operational usage by using RAMDisk. This way, we allow our system to use the additional RAM as virtual memory store. The effort enhances your system performance because it narrows access time by storing recurrently accessed yet less-important temporary data.


RAMDisk works as a virtual hard drive and you create such virtual secondary storage using software abstraction out of your extra RAM. Only thing, the storage so created is volatile in nature and thus cannot be used as permanent storage. It is quite similar to your paging file in function. As the RAMDisk is created from RAM segment, it is extremely fast compared to your physical hard disk. Your system will use RAMDisk to store temporary files, frequently accessed processing-data, etc. to speed up operation.


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How To Use Quality Centre 9 in Windows 7 or Internet Explorer 8

Quality Centre 9 is not compatible with IE8, and Mercury is advising all their user to upgrade to latest version if you need to use it with windows 7 / IE 8. This tutorial will help you in opening Quality centre 9 on Windows7 without upgrading apying new license cost.

Here is how —

1. Run Internet Explorer as Administrator.

2. Open Quality centre URL and click below icon to run it is Compatibility Mode —

3. Then you will get following prompt to install Add on. Click On Prompt and install the add on.


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Pin Application to the Windows 7 Taskbar

Out of several new features of the new Window 7 taskbar, one of the very useful features associated with it is the capability to pin applications. There is application icon present on the task bar at any time whenever you access it. Instead of filling your desktop with several icons, browsing through the folders of program files or clicking on the Start Menu each time you want to access new application, with the help of new Window 7 taskbar you can access each application just with one click. You can pin application by following two ways: either you can drag and drop or right click on the icon.

Pinning application to the Windows 7 using the method of drag and drop:

  1. Click mouse on the start button on the screen.
  2. Click mouse on the “computer” icon.
  3. Browse through location where you have stored the application’s files. Mostly this location is C:\Program Files\.
  4. Drag the application of the icon and drop that icon onto the taskbar.


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How to open .7z Files In Windows 7?

.7z files are known as achieve files and are generated with the help of 7-zip software. Zip files are compressed collections of one or more than one files that are transferred between the people and the computer system. By transferring a compressed file you can ensure that that the recipient will receive all the files and will not lose any. Yes with the help of windows 7 it is possible to open .7z files. The latest version of 7-zip file manager works properly with the Windows 7.

How to get the 7-zip Software?

7-Zip Software

First you will have to download 7-zip software and install it in your computer so that you can work with .7z files. If your computer system shows 64 bit then make sure that you download the appropriate .msi installer.

How to open .7z file?

Once you have installed 7-zip folder, it will add a new option to your Windows 7 context menu which is helpful for you.


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