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Installer bypass?
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Avi Marcus
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Jan 20, 2000, 12:28 PM
I have an installer for something on CD-ROM that requires 64MB of memory to even install. Although I have less than that (32MB), I know for a fact that the installer is wrong and the program would work perfectly well on my system. Is there any program, etc, that can temporarily 'fool' the computer into thinking it has 64MB of memory, and thus get past the install lock-out? I really need this!

As a programmer, I have an idea how this could be accomplished (patching calls to the Gestalt Manager), but I don't have the resources to create such a fix. Thanks!
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Jan 20, 2000, 11:39 PM
Does virtual memory count? Could you turn it on and set it above 64MB?

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Jan 21, 2000, 01:18 AM
Have you tried copying installer on another media and installing from there?
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