Windows 7 not recognizing full 4 gigs

Hello all, first poster here. I am sorry if this has been posted before but I took a quick scan through various threads and couldn't find a solution for my problem. I recently upgraded from windows XP to windows 7. While in XP I had 2.4 gigs of RAM shown, I have 4 gigs. After I upgraded to windows 7 to maximize my full 4 gigs it seems as if it still only recognizes 2.4 gigs. I tried going through all the various options and couldn't find a legit way to fix my problem, so I came here. Is there anyone who can tell me how exactly to fix this?

Thanks in advance.


Extraordinary Member
As Joe ays, there is a limit on ram in 32Bit computing. But that does seem a lot that your system is stealing. Try this:
1. Right-click Command Prompt in the Accessories program group of the Start menu. Click Run as Administrator.
2. At the command prompt, enter "bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVa 3072"
3. Restart the computer.

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