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Windows 7: Can we just disable pagefile. Can we???

19 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - XP Pro. Sp3
Can we just disable pagefile. Can we???

Just want to ask about Pagefile.sys
is it possible to give it away i mean some have about 4 gb RAM
so is it possible to disable this and count on the RAM
in Linux in the new versions u can give away the swap partition wich is like the pagefile in Windows
but its always RECOMNDED to keep it
so in Seven after all this improvments is it possible
or it is amust to keep??
u know that we can set the size and the Drive for pagefile.sys in all windows versions since XP
what is the chance that ur pc will not be affected if u disable the pagefile.sys

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19 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Lomaaaz,

It is still not advisable to disable the page file. Some programs require the page file to operate properly no matter how much RAM you have installed. Without it, they can crash or get memory errors.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change - Vista Forums

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19 Oct 2009   #3

windows 8.1 Pro x64

I don't recommend disabling it completely, especially with only 4GB ram. Even with 8GB I'd say keep it at 500mb-1GB at minimum as some apps like to use it. A lot of adobe apps will cry about it big time. Personally I let windows do its thing with the size and I just specify the drive it should use (non-OS and the fastest if possible).
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20 Oct 2009   #4

XP, Seven, 2008R2

I agree. For maximum reliability, keep a page file. If nothing else, even Windows itself depends on it for debugging purposes.

If you want a safe tweak, disable Paging Executive (this does not mean disabling the page file). but whether or not you will actually notice any difference from that either, I cannot say for certain.
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