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Windows 7: Pagefile on an SSD - is that a yes or a no?

06 Mar 2015   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

With todays computers and SSD's I do it simple.
I don't want it complicated or out smart myself.

I let Windows 7 take care of all the page filing. In my opinion moving pagefile off of the C partition is a waste of time.

Your can set your pagefile very high and it really doesn't mean anything because if you let Windows 7 take care of pagefile it will only use what is necessary and no more.

If you set yours to 8 gigs and Windows 7 only needs to use 1 gig that is all it will use and no more.


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07 Mar 2015   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
With todays computers and SSD's I do it simple.
I don't want it complicated or out smart myself.

I let Windows 7 take care of all the page filing. In my opinion moving pagefile off of the C partition is a waste of time.

Your can set your pagefile very high and it really doesn't mean anything because if you let Windows 7 take care of pagefile it will only use what is necessary and no more.

If you set yours to 8 gigs and Windows 7 only needs to use 1 gig that is all it will use and no more.
I totally agree. With today's larger SSDs and increased RAM, there is no point in moving the page file off the C: partition or limiting the size of it since it's unlikely windows will need more than 1GB, if that. The default setting is fine.
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07 Mar 2015   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

In your case, only having 4 GB memory, I would let windows take care of it :)
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08 Mar 2015   #14
ish4d0w

Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thank you everyone! :)
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