How to boot windows without RAM?

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  1. Amateur_Linux User

    Amateur_Linux User MDL Junior Member

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    1) Is it possible to boot into an OS without RAM? If so, then how?
    2) I know it's possible to boot Windows OS without hard drive but I don't know how. Anybody got instructions?
     
  2. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    I think it's not possible. Without RAM a motherboard won't even boot or give video signal.
    Google for WinPE on a USB drive.
     
  3. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    While I do not believe they were ever sold to the consumer, there was a system which could be tricked into using flash memory as ram, but they were not widely used. Today, as @Mr.X has confirmed, you cannot boot your computer without at least some ram. It is possible to use a computer without a hard drive though, booting directly off of a DVD or USB, only. But you'd need ram for that. ;)
     
  4. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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  5. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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