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Windows 7: pagefile & hyberfil

24 Apr 2010   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In principle I do not disagree. I hate waste too. But there are situations when it really does not matter because the resource is just idling. It's like not using 2 bedrooms in a 3 bedroom house because you are afraid they might get dirty.


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24 Apr 2010   #22
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
In principle I do not disagree. I hate waste too. But there are situations when it really does not matter because the resource is just idling. It's like not using 2 bedrooms in a 3 bedroom house because you are afraid they might get dirty.
OK.
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24 Apr 2010   #23
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Common Tater, I usually like your professional comments and read them with attention. But this is not an appropriate comment and a very poor analogy. If the man has a 1TB disk which he probably will not fill in the next 10 years, what is all the hype about a bit of pagefile or any system file. The space is there, he might as well use it. Or do you want him to save it for a rainy day.
That is exactly my thinking. In my system, I have an 80GB SSD with about 50GB free. I also have a 1TB storage drive, with about 550GB free (and what is being used could be easily scrapped, but since I'm not low on space, I just keep it around). Since I also have a file server at home which hosts my important file, this 1TB drive is nothing more than scratch space really. And since I'm not likely going to fill it up in the next few years...I don't see why using 12GB of it for a pagefile is a "horrible waste of space".

If somebody could "prove" that lowering of eliminating my pagefile would result in a substantial performance improvement, I would get rid of it.
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24 Apr 2010   #24
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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If somebody could "prove" that lowering of eliminating my pagefile would result in a substantial performance improvement, I would get rid of it.
Ditto.
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24 Apr 2010   #25
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Well, judging by the very immature and unprofessional PM I just received from CommonTater, I guess he did not like my last comment. Oh well - some times the truth hurts.
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24 Apr 2010   #26
z3r010

 

He wont be doing it again.
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24 Apr 2010   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You beat me to it.

That PM was just uncalled for.
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24 Apr 2010   #28
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, too bad. He knew stuff. But he sure liked to argue.
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24 Apr 2010   #29
z3r010

 

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Hmm, too bad. He knew stuff. But he sure liked to argue.
He had been here long enough to know we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to being abusive to others.
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24 Apr 2010   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, too bad. He knew stuff. But he sure liked to argue.
He had been here long enough to know we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to being abusive to others.
I know John. He was just a bit too aggressive.
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