Question about Parallels and amount of RAM

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Sussman, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Sussman macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,
    I have a Macbook C2D with 2GB of RAM and I just installed Parallels with windows xp sp2. When I use XP it says it only has 256MB of RAM.
    Is there any way to share more RAM with XP?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #2
    Click the memory field on the Configuration screen (or use the menu: Edit -> VIrtual Machine... then choose memory):

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    And slide to whatever memory you want to use (you'll find it handles much better when you approach 1 GB ;)):

    Picture 1.jpg
     
  3. Sussman thread starter macrumors member

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  4. compuwar macrumors 601

    compuwar

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    #4
    Note that according to Parallels memory is one of the hardware features that's tied to the activation key, so changing it along with the wrong other things may require reactivating XP. It's best to get the right amount of memory when you first create the VM (obviously, that's for future reference in this case.)
     

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