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Windows 7: The Page file

20 Jun 2012   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Frank,
DeaconFrost and WHS have given you excellent advice.

Follow their advice.

This is Windows 7 and not eXPired.


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22 Jun 2012   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pallesenw View Post
I don't see it.
Hint: Think about where the page file is stored. Second hint: You can take off your tin foil hat now.
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22 Jun 2012   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Frank,

How To Size Page Files on Windows Systems -- Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online

Pushing the Limits of Windows: Virtual Memory - Mark's Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

I'll summarize:
for the normal standalone computer user, just leave it be.
If you don't carry about dump files generated by crashes and bsods, you can reduce.

That material is not simple reading for an intro but is very thorough.
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22 Jun 2012   #14
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

thanks karlsnooks, good reading material!
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22 Jun 2012   #15
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Frank,

How To Size Page Files on Windows Systems -- Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online

Pushing the Limits of Windows: Virtual Memory - Mark's Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

I'll summarize:
for the normal standalone computer user, just leave it be.
If you don't carry about dump files generated by crashes and bsods, you can reduce.

That material is not simple reading for an intro but is very thorough.
Thanks, Karl--I'm going to read that and see how much I can understand. For right now, I just set it to let Windows handle the pagefile. Microsoft probably know a little bit more about it than I do. :)
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22 Jun 2012   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Frank,
Quote:
For right now, I just set it to let Windows handle the pagefile. Microsoft probably know a little bit more about it than I do.
Wise decision.
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23 Jun 2012   #17
pallesenw

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pallesenw View Post
I don't see it.
Hint: Think about where the page file is stored. Second hint: You can take off your tin foil hat now.
It is very possible to have encrypted data without having the entire partition with the paging file encrypted.

It is not a tin foil hat. The OP is worried about security. I think the problem is that no matter the scenario, some people can only say "leave it alone".
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23 Jun 2012   #18
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Oddly enough Win 7 is very good at memory management, real and virtual.
I would leave well alone unless you are critically needing the 8Gb, which on an SSD you shouldn't, there should be a limit of 80% usage of the drive for trim to work effectively.
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25 Jun 2012   #19
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pallesenw View Post
I think the problem is that no matter the scenario, some people can only say "leave it alone".
Because most often, that's the best advice. You are creating issues where there are none, only serving to cloud the understanding of the OPs further.
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