Is there a way to force Windows Setup to enable PAE (physical adress extension) at start up, like I can do with linux installations ("/forcepae")?

I found an MSDN-Page about Physical Address Extension. Microsoft is telling to use

bcdedit /set [{ID}] pae ForceEnable 

but I can't do this before windows setup is loading.

  • 3
    What exactly do you need to do in Windows Setup that requires PAE?
    – qasdfdsaq
    Jul 6 '15 at 13:19
  • I would like to install Windows with PAE support on a Intel Pentium M "Dothan/Banias" based machine, this processor supports PAE - but don't show PAE support flag.
    – CrazyMetal
    Jul 6 '15 at 13:42
  • Again I don't see why you need to do this in Windows setup. Setup does not need 4GB RAM.
    – qasdfdsaq
    Jul 6 '15 at 13:45
  • Windows 8 won't install without PAE support, that's why I want to do so
    – CrazyMetal
    Jul 6 '15 at 13:57
  • Ah, sorry. I wasn't aware it checked for PAE support. There seem to be a lot of workarounds for installing it on Pentium M's but they all seem to refer to the preview release.
    – qasdfdsaq
    Jul 6 '15 at 14:03

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