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by Asgeire / March 10, 2008 10:40 AM PDT

I have recently begun playing games and run into a problem of limited virtual memory and hard drive. I found out I can download the virtual hard drive disk to increase the hard drive space and also reconfigure my virtual memory. If someone could explain to me what to do with my newly downloaded Windows Free virtual hard drive 2007 and how to activate it in order to increase my hard drive space. Does anyone know the principle by which this works? Does my space really increase or does computer utilize the space not being used at the time and creats an impression of increased space? How does virtual memory work and how is it different from hard drive? What is "reconfigure it"?
And lastly, I have tried to download some other virtual free hard drives and run into a "winzip" thing which wanted me to zip and unzip files and store them somewhere and do so many other thin to it to which I had no idea. Can anyone offer help? When I read the manuals I don't understand: the words and concepts being used there are layered and require pre requisity knowledge of many steps which I lack, and it takes forever to break even one sentence into meaning. Thanks.

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Additional question
by Asgeire / March 10, 2008 10:58 AM PDT

Also, as far as I understood, the virtual hard drive space basically increases virtual memory of a computer and sets up a new limit? This means that with the help of a new additional virtual hard drive the operation of virtual memory increases in size, and that in turns means that the hard drive remains the same but access to it increases? Does that what virtual memory hard drive disk do: increase access to hard drive, activating already existent space? What is the way to compute current original virtual memory with the additional virtual memory resulting from the virtual hard drive space?

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One more thing lol
by Asgeire / March 10, 2008 11:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Additional question

Lastly, how many properties to a computer are there? Speed (processing), space (hard drive), what property would "virtual memory" be? Density, capacity?
There are also measurements: KB, MB, bit, megabytes, and more. Can anyone enumerate them and tell them what they stand for and what is a conversion ration? This is mathematics of all sorts and a language, no way to just "figure it out" unless there is a really good manual somewhere, if so, let me know.

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