How to Solve Not Enough Memory Is Available in the System to start an Emulator in Windows Phone 8.1

by Santhakumar Munuswamy

  Posted on  26 December 2015

  Tips & Tricks


This blog explains how to solve the Not Enough Memory Is Available in the System to start an Emulator with tips.


Not Enough Memory Is Available in the System to start an Emulator that uses 1024 MB of startup RAM

“Windows Phone Emulator is unable to verify that the virtual machine is running:

Not enough memory is available in the system to start an emulator that uses 1024 MB of startup RAM. Please close other application and try to launch the emulator again. 

If closing other applications doesn’t help, please follow the instruction on this KB article:”





Step by step guide

1. Go to Run and Type regedit command, then click OK Button

2. Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?

3. Click Yes Button.

4. The Registry Editor Window will be opened.

5. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE from the left side under the Computer.

6. Go to SOFTWARE, expand it.

7. Go to Microsoft, expand it.

8. Go to Windows NT, expand it.

9. Go to CurrentVersion, expand it.

10. Finally, Go to Virtualization.

11. Right-click the Virtualization folder, then select New and click DWORD value.

12. Type MemoryReserve, and then press Enter.

13. Double-click MemoryReserve, Enter the 2048 in the Value data, Then select the Decimal option and click OK Button.

14. Close Registry Editor and Restart the system.


About the Author
Santhakumar Munuswamy is a seasoned Solution Architect and Most Valuable Professional in Cloud /AI solutions. He has been experienced around 14 years in Solution designing, Software Product Development, Technical Documentation, Project Management for Web and Cloud Applications. He has experience in the IT industry across different domains (Automotive, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Logistics & Warehouse Automation, etc.) with roles in Technical Architect, Genesys Consultant, Technical Lead, Team Lead, and Developer. He has experienced in mentorship and coaching high potential developers.

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