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When you use Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 with 32-bit file access, the maximum amount of memory that can be set in the 386 Enhanced dialog box in Control Panel is 24 megabytes (MB)(or 24,576 kilobytes [K]).
Microsoft Windows 95 does not provide a user interface to change the 32-bit file access cache size.
Although the user interface is limited to 24 MB, the theoretical maximum size of the cache is actually 2GB. This cache size is using physical RAM; therefore, the cache size is limited to the amount of RAM on your computer. Setting the cache size greater than the physical amount of RAM available results in the following error message when re-entering the Virtual Memory settings in the 386 Enhanced dialog box:
32-bit file access was unable to run. Your hard disk(s) may not be compatible with 32-bit file access.
Steps to Manually Increase or Decrease the Cache Size for Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and Windows 95
Article ID: 108079 - Last Review: September 16, 2003 - Revision: 2.0
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