A coworker asks for your help troubleshooting an issue. They have installed a new copy of Windows 10 Professional and noticed the operating system only shows 4GB of memory when there is 16GB installed in the computer. What is most likely the issue?
A hypervisor is installed and has claimed the remaining 12GB of memory
32-bit version of the OS was used
Windows 10 Enterprise must be used to recognize more than 4GB of memory
Many operating systems come in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. 32-bit versions are becoming less common but can still be found. 32-bit operating systems can only address up to 4GB of memory.
In computer architecture, 32-bit integers, memory addresses, or other data units are those that are 32 bits (4 octets) wide. Also, 32-bit central processing unit (CPU) and arithmetic logic unit (ALU) architectures are those that are based on registers, address buses, or data buses of that size. 32-bit microcomputers are computers that use 32-bit microprocessors.