WinXP Pro SP3 won't be able to use the extra RAM, but could the virtual machine benefit from the extra memory being that it's a 64-bit environment?
The guest OS will be using portion of RAM from the HOST memmory. AFAIK, if the host windows XP is not using 4 GB, the guest will not be able to use extra RAM.
Thanks. I thought VMware wouldn't be able to access any RAM outside of what WinXP is able to use, but wanted to be sure.