Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1
I'm not a proponent of setting a page file to 0. But I can understand the desire to not want it very large with an SSD drive. So, if you can move it to another drive, I would do that. If not, set it to something small. Like 512MB. The reason that I like to have a pagefile is that some apps simply require it during the install. Even though with 8GB, you likely won't ever use it, the installer might insist.
I will second the use of TreeSize though to show you where space is being chewed up.
I am curious to what apps require a pagefile? Especially during install?
I don't mean that sarcastically, I really want to know, in case I come across an issue where that info could be useful.
Personally, ever since I crossed the 3gb boundary I have had zero pagefiles on all systems and never encountered any problems, and I have a ton of heavy apps running on all of them.
On the contrary, the systems perform notably better without it.
My last BSOD was on XP before SP1, and that was because of broken soundcard.
Getting rid of swap and hyberfil has become one of the first things I do after a clean install.
But I do wish to know in which cases (apps) it is unwise to do it.