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Windows 7: page file only on system drive. is it okay?

29 Apr 2009   #1
Julio Andretti

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3
 
 
page file only on system drive. is it okay?

is it okay to activate page file only on C: drive? what's the disadvantage?


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29 Apr 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

The page file will work fine on C drive. The advantages of having it on another drive is to reduce disk access when using applications.
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29 Apr 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Its ok, but not ideal.

If you have the pagefile set with variable min/max settings then it will likely cause fragmentation of the drive slowing the access times up after a while. Ideally you want the pagefile on its own hard drive if you can afford that or on a dedicated partition on a second hard drive.

Ive moved both pagefile and indexing off c: drive to help alleviate useage of c:.
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29 Apr 2009   #4
Julio Andretti

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3
 
 

thanks, so I better put a pagefile on each partition right?
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29 Apr 2009   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

You only need 1 page file if you boot from just the 1 hard drive.
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29 Apr 2009   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You only need one pagefile and it can be anywhere you desire.
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29 Apr 2009   #7
Julio Andretti

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3
 
 

okay, I just put one pagefile on C: which is in my Seagate80GB(contains C: & D: )
and another one on I: which is in my Seagate160GB(contains I: & J: ). That's what u guys mean, isn't it?
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29 Apr 2009   #8
bansh

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Build 7600)
 
 

Pagefile on a second partition on the same HDD is no advantage. Then let it on your C: partition.

If you have a second HDD it is a small advantage to put it there.... if u don t have two HDDs... let it on C:
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29 Apr 2009   #9
Julio Andretti

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3
 
 

okay, I get it, thank u guys.
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29 Apr 2009   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

yeah put it on i: or j:
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