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Windows 7: Trying to re-enable pagefile, trying to free up SSD Space

27 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Trying to re-enable pagefile, trying to free up SSD Space

My biggest folders are seemingly Network Service and AppData.

My OS is on an SSD with 60GB, I have another 1TB SATA and a second 60GB SSD as well. If I were to create these two folders in the second SSD, and make them point there, would this cause any issues?

I am trying to re-enable my pagefile because it is currently set to 16MB and I can't create a full memory dump unless I set it back to the original 8GB.

Edit: I only have 4GB free on my SSD, and it is not enough. The other SSD is empty and entirely available.

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27 Nov 2012   #2

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64

Personally, my advice would be that is could be a bad idea to move appdata. You have two posts in two forums about the same thing.

You have 4 versions of nvidia drivers. Is there a reason you are keeping all but the latest? Thats over 600mb. You also have 2gb in the nvidia installers. I would think they are not needed either.

I take it you have run disk cleanup (or used a utility like ccleaner), and checked that your "c:\users\<user>\appdata\local\temp" folder is empty?

You could also uninstall games from your C: drive and install them on the spinner or on your other SSD. As a habit, I never install games on an SSD. There is, IMHO at least, no real benefit.

Anyway, to answer your question, if you have 8gb of RAM you're probably not hitting your page file alot, but it's easy to move it. You can do this through control panel. There are litterally dozens of tutorials on how to to this (google is your friend). There are lots of people who think moving the pagefile is ok, and just as many who think it's a bad idea. You decide for yourself.
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