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Windows 7: Page file?

24 Apr 2015   #1
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Page file?

Is this pattern of drive distribution and page file fine on a fresh install of W7 Pro?

Thanks.




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24 Apr 2015   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I see nothing unusual in the screenshot. It shows nothing of the pagefile.
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24 Apr 2015   #3
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks for your expert reply........you mean to say all looks fine?

The light brown blocks are the page file?
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24 Apr 2015   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have not used Defraggler for a long time so do not know what the colors mean. But there is nothing in the display that seems unusual. If you have a concern you need to explain what it is.
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24 Apr 2015   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

page file normally does not get moved; only within WFW3.11 and earlier Windows, did Norton Utilities's SpeedDisk actually move the page file to the "top" of the hard-drive.
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24 Apr 2015   #6
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
I have not used Defraggler for a long time so do not know what the colors mean. But there is nothing in the display that seems unusual. If you have a concern you need to explain what it is.

Just wanted your expert opinion if its placed correctly. W7 Pro is running fine none issues.

Thanks again.
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24 Apr 2015   #7
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
page file normally does not get moved; only within WFW3.11 and earlier Windows, did Norton Utilities's SpeedDisk actually move the page file to the "top" of the hard-drive.
Is the position fine?

Thanks for your expert reply.
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24 Apr 2015   #8
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The location of the pagefile within the partition is of little importance. Technically the best location of the pagefile is not the beginning of the drive but close to your most accessed files. But in practice the benefits are minimal, usually unmeasurable let alone noticeable. Fragmentation of the pagefile is of no consequence except in extreme cases.

In any event Defraggler is unable to either move or defragment the pagefile. The same for most other utilities.
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24 Apr 2015   #9
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

In my machines's case its in the middle?

Doesn't Derfragler defrag page file on boot time defrag?

Thanks.
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24 Apr 2015   #10
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

That pic looks exactly like several Win 7 installs on VMware that I have done over the years, I remember trying to defrag it and for some reason never quite getting rid of the last few blocks at the end of the drive , I think they were the folders with the $ sign in front of them after disabling file sharing I was left with 1 block I think. I remember using Windows defrag multiple time with little change then trying Defraggler several times and that changed it a bit more but it defiantly wasn't worth the time it took

Edit: Defraggler will tell you what is in those blocks at the end of the dive if you click or mouse over them ( can not remember which one )
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