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I was recently looking at server motherboards and I found one that said it could hold 144GB RDIMM Memory. Now this is on the ASUS website so I trust it. I went to Amazon and looked for an 8GB RDIMM RAM stick, and it said that it was server memory. I was just wondering, could Windows 7 Ultimate be installed onto this 'server' build and take advantage of that much RAM? Thanks.

asked Sep 03 '11 at 07:48

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With that much RAM, it might be fun to make it a server. For example, you could install Linux as the main OS for security, then install a virtual OS like through virtualbox, then have multiple Windows 7 installs for different purposes. You could even run them simultaneously.

answered Sep 03 '11 at 10:26

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Also, Microsoft has a virtualization platform called Hyper-V which can be installed on Windows Server 2008 R2. I think there might even be a standalone version of Hyper-V server. If you are looking for Virtual Machines, I would recommend this if you are familiar with Windows more than Linux.

(Sep 03 '11 at 19:08) KylePolansky KylePolansky's gravatar image

I don't know if they've improved it, but older versions of Microsoft's virtualization lacked USB support. Also, I specifically suggested a Linux base, and Microsoft's virtualization requires Windows as the base OS.

(Sep 06 '11 at 11:15) Duodave Duodave's gravatar image

I think Windows 7 Ultimate can handle 192 GB of RAM, so it shouldn't be a problem.

answered Sep 03 '11 at 08:00

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Yes you can run windows 7 ultimate but if you looking for it to be a server than I wouldn't go with that. But there is nothing that says you can't do it you just won't have special server functions.

answered Sep 03 '11 at 10:30

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