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Windows 7: Question about pagefile.sys

27 Jul 2010   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by letsdoamazing View Post
You shouldn't be at a loss, it was a question. I didn't know what it was for and why it takes up a large chunk of room. It was a question, and that is what I thought this forum was for.
It is, but it is a question that hasn't been relevant for a few years now. The part I was at a loss for was what people hope to accomplish by disabling it. The vast majority of people who ask about disabling it do so because they were told or heard it would speed their systems up quite a bit. That isn't true now, and never was...which is why I was at a loss. I was wondering if you were a victim of misinformation from someone who recommended you disable it to speed up your system.


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27 Jul 2010   #12
letsdoamazing

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by letsdoamazing View Post
You shouldn't be at a loss, it was a question. I didn't know what it was for and why it takes up a large chunk of room. It was a question, and that is what I thought this forum was for.
It is, but it is a question that hasn't been relevant for a few years now. The part I was at a loss for was what people hope to accomplish by disabling it. The vast majority of people who ask about disabling it do so because they were told or heard it would speed their systems up quite a bit. That isn't true now, and never was...which is why I was at a loss. I was wondering if you were a victim of misinformation from someone who recommended you disable it to speed up your system.
No, I wasn't ever planning on disabling it. I work at a place that has a large amount of XP machines. Using SpaceMonger, it shows up as a large file, I then went home on my computer and did the same thing, it was also a large file. I was just wondering exactly what it does, and why its needed. Thats it. Hope that clears everything up.

Thanks everybody!
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27 Jul 2010   #13
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I would like to add:

The only reason to alter the PF would be if you run a smaller SSD for the OS programs and free space is becoming a issue.

In this case, I would recommend manually setting the PF on the OS drive to a Min and MAX of 500MB.

Then, on a second HD, be it a spinning drive or secondary SSD, set as system managed.

If space is not a issue on the OS drive, leave it be IMHO.
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