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What is the memory "sweet spot" for Windows 7 virtual system?

What is the memory "sweet spot" for Windows 7 virtual system?

What is the minimum memory you would allocate to a Windows 7 virtual machine and have it run "reasonably well?"

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Guest [Entry]

"1 GB should be fine for regular use, if you plan to run some heavy-weights in your virtual machine, increase the memory.

if you strip/tweak the heck out of 7 with vLite you may get away with 512 MB, but even then it may not run your application satisfactory."
Guest [Entry]

I have a Windows 7 VM set up for remote debugging and I have 786MB allocated. It's a bit slow to start but once it's up and running I have no issues working on it.