you might try running in in compatibility mode for xp.
right click the exe file, select properties and then the compatibility tab and select xp.
"craigr" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
I'm on a HP, running 64 bit Vista. 2.1GHz Dual Core, 4GB DDR2 SDRAM.
(I don't really speak "computer" very well)
I am trying to run some 10 year old software. It installed fine, but
when I try to run it the program first does a check to make sure I have
enough available RAM. When it checks my Free RAM it says I have -130MB
of Free RAM and the program won't even try to start.
Now - I understand from reading these forums that VISTA ties up all
available RAM. Is there a way to tell VISTA to keep some 80MB or so
free so that my software will start?