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Windows 7: No more C: drive space

29 May 2017   #31
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

here's a pic of mine

btw don't forgot that 16MB is 0.1% of 16GB. Pretty small. If you don't want to go with a disabled page file, 1GB or so like Ranger said above is another option.




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30 May 2017   #32
ebuzz

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What would a disabled page file do?
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30 May 2017   #33
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

A page file compensates for your lack of computer memory by serving as an extra storage place when your regular memory gets too full. By disabling it, you no longer have an extra place to put data and storage if your regular memory gets too full. If you search on "is it safe to disable my page file?" you will see 97 answers, some saying "its no problem if you have 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB of memory" and some saying "No. And by the way never use scissors, because you might put an eye out". I encourage anyone with 8GB or more to try it out and see if they suffer negative symptoms. You can always go back. If you edit multi-GB files and do not autosave regularly, in that case its possible you might freeze and be unable to save. Its never happened to me, but that is a downside.
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30 May 2017   #34
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Both of my systems have 16 GB of ram.
I have played with pagefile a lot a while back and I found if I let System (Windows 7) to take care of paged file.
Windows 7 only uses pagefile when it is needed.
Windows 7 know how to take care of the memory, so let it do what needs to be done.

Jack
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30 May 2017   #35
ebuzz

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Sometimes I do get messages from my AV software that it's detected Windows, Firefox or whatever else is using a lot of memory. Not sure why that happens with the page file I've been using.
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30 May 2017   #36
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Lets see a picture like this from your computer.
Use this tutorial by Brink to post the picture.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Help Forums


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**Also what security scans have you done?
A infection can eat up memory.
Do you use any cleanup, tuneup or registry programs?
Do you use any program by IObit?

Why a anti virus program would be monitoring memory usage is puzzling.

Jack


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30 May 2017   #37
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
...I found if I let System (Windows 7) to take care of paged file.
Windows 7 only uses pagefile when it is needed.
Windows 7 know how to take care of the memory, so let it do what needs to be done.
Jack
+1! I found out much the same thing. Awhile back I let Norton System utilities handle the page file and it did a pretty good job! Windows 3.1 - WFW 3.11; Since Windows 95...I let Windows take care of itself.
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30 May 2017   #38
ebuzz

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK, and that screen is accessible via how? Resource monitor?
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30 May 2017   #39
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Task Manager then select Resource Monitor.

Start Orb and type Task Manager.

or

Start Orb and type Resource Monitor

Jack
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