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Windows 7: Removing Win 7 system file use of paging file

21 Jan 2015   #11
BrassCat

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hello responders,

to: WHS, LMiller7, cluberti, others: I have started Marks Blog on this issue. Seems older info is not so acurrate, cause if I believed all I hear, I should have a page file of 36Gb!
Mark's blog is detailed, and might take me 2 days to digest, besides other things I need to do.
Will repost then.

Thanks to all, Stan
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21 Jan 2015   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You need a pagefile of 36GB only if you care to get a core dump in case of a BSOD. But for daily operation, 1GB or 2GB will suffice. I run on 2GB since years and on 4 systems.
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21 Jan 2015   #13
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I've actually found 800MB is the sweet spot for my own usage, but 1-2GB is incredibly safe and a rock-solid recommendation to start (or finish...) from.
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21 Jan 2015   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

With 16 GB of memory I totally turn off the page file.

With 24 GB, I would too, see if you notice anything.
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21 Jan 2015   #15
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Some time back I ran into a couple of situations with clients running no paging file/Virtual Memory where programs wouldn't install, apparently were looking for that being active. Created small Virtual Memory settings of 2GB and the programs happily installed. I have 8GB RAM and run 2GB max and min on my 250GB OS/C: drive and 12GB max and min on 500GB D: drive, don't have memory problems.
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21 Jan 2015   #16
gregrocker

 

Question: On a drive where space isn't tight, what would be the advantage of trimming the paging file even with tons of RAM?
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21 Jan 2015   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Some time back I ran into a couple of situations with clients running no paging file/Virtual Memory where programs wouldn't install, apparently were looking for that being active. Created small Virtual Memory settings of 2GB and the programs happily installed. I have 8GB RAM and run 2GB max and min on my 250GB OS/C: drive and 12GB max and min on 500GB D: drive, don't have memory problems.
That is my setup too. A total absence of the pagefile can lead to problems.
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21 Jan 2015   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Question: On a drive where space isn't tight, what would be the advantage of trimming the paging file even with tons of RAM?
Ya, in his case he`s got plenty of room.
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21 Jan 2015   #19
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
Some time back I ran into a couple of situations with clients running no paging file/Virtual Memory where programs wouldn't install, apparently were looking for that being active. Created small Virtual Memory settings of 2GB and the programs happily installed. I have 8GB RAM and run 2GB max and min on my 250GB OS/C: drive and 12GB max and min on 500GB D: drive, don't have memory problems.
That is my setup too. A total absence of the pagefile can lead to problems.
Fortunatly, I`ve never run into an issue.
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22 Jan 2015   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm not quite sure what pagefiling hurts or what advantage not using pagefilling gives.
If Windows doesn't need pagefilling it doesn't use it. If for what ever reason Windows thinks it needs pagefilling it uses it.

To put it another way. With that much ram what are the plus and minus of using or not using pagefilling?
Why is their so much concern?
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