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Windows 7: Disable/Enable Pagefile?

17 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Disable/Enable Pagefile?


noticed the other day when I was trying to minimize what I have on my C drive ssd that the pagefile took up around 11GB and I did a Google search but I don't feel that the answer I got from there enlighten-ed me at all, I'm still wondering what to do.


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17 Apr 2015   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

You can easily change the size of the page file to something a lot smaller than 11 GB if you are concerned about space allotted to it.

Discussing whether or not to eliminate it entirely is useless. You can find opinions on either side, with each side positive that the other side is composed of morons. "I did X and haven't had any problems...........".

Would you spend much time trying to convince someone of anything about religion? If you would, then Google and experiment all you wish with the page file. Put it on some other drive, some other partition, make it any size you want, or do away with it entirely.

But don't expect to be "enlightened". Do what you want. If you don't like the results, do something else.
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17 Apr 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You have 8 GB of memory, change your page file to 4 GB
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17 Apr 2015   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You have 8 GB of memory, change your page file to 4 GB
I did your name 4 GB :P

So where does one change it?
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17 Apr 2015   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

My Computer --> Properties --> Advanced System Settings --> Performance / Settings --> Performance Option / Settings -->Virtual Memory / Change: Custom Size, you can set a minimum and a maximum, or set both to one number; I did it in "groups" of 1024 i.e. I have 8GB memory, so I set min & max to 4096 -- clicked Set, clicked OKs until I was out of the grey boxes.
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