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Windows 7: My PageFile Says that it takes up 380GB of space

26 Jun 2015   #1
TeKGenius

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
My PageFile Says that it takes up 380GB of space

Hello,

I recently Looked at my hard drive to figure out how to free up some space on it. So I was looking at System Information, and I saw that my hard drive has give 380GB to pagefile.sys.

Thanks!




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26 Jun 2015   #2
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Set the pagefile size to AUTOMATIC and reboot afterwards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clbMLs9YFXY
solved?
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26 Jun 2015   #3
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Set it to fixed 10-10GB, will be more than plenty.
To set it, Start Menu - right click Computer - Properties - Advanced System Settings - Advanced Tab - Performance Settings - Advanced - Change - Custom size:
Initial size: 10000
Maximum size: 10000
Click Set, Ok, restart PC
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26 Jun 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I keep my systems allowing Windows 7 to manage memory/pagefile.
Windows 7 knows what it needs and when it needs it.
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26 Jun 2015   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Set it to fixed 10-10GB, will be more than plenty.
In the OP's case 5GB would be more than enough.
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27 Jun 2015   #6
TeKGenius

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Ok then, it worked! Also one more question, is it okay to have 10GB as swap space?

Thanks
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27 Jun 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It doesn't hurt, and as Boozad said even 5GB is enough for you.
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