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Windows 7: Optimize Windows 7

02 Nov 2016   #120
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamesEJ View Post
See no Option "10" in the subject TUT's. Which TUT please?
On first page here.

It's not recommended to play with services unless you are familiar with them though.


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02 Nov 2016   #121
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ohhh. Duuh
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15 Mar 2017   #122
pippox0

Windows7 Pro
 
 

Good tutorial...
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16 Apr 2017   #123
TONPumper

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Moving Page File

I had a quick question about moving the page file to optimize Windows. I was doing some additional research on this and I was wondering what would happen if you have a page file on each drive. I have a SSD with my OS and programs, then I have an HDD which contains my user profile. Some sites were debating whether or not it would be a good idea to even have the page file on the SSD, and other sites suggested to have a page file on each drive and to manually configure the size of each file.

From all of the debates, I noticed that all of them had one thing in common: They all agreed that a page file should be on the drive that contains the OS. I'm not trying to stir the pot with this--I think my computer is faster with the page file on the separate HDD--but I am curious to see if it could be even faster with two page files, and I was wondering if the page file is even safe to put on an SSD. I understand what the page file does, but what I don't understand is whether or not my SSD can see/use the page file if the page file is on my HDD.
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16 Apr 2017   #124
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TON,

If you have the free space available on the SSD, then having the page file on the SSD would give you better performance than having the page file on a HDD.

If Windows was installed on a HDD, then you may get better performance to have the page file on another HDD that's at least as fast or faster than the Windows HDD if you don't have a SSD to use. The reason for this is that the OS can read/write on its HDD and be able to also read/write to the page file on the other HDD at the same time.
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16 Apr 2017   #125
TONPumper

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello TON,

If you have the free space available on the SSD, then having the page file on the SSD would give you better performance than having the page file on a HDD.

If Windows was installed on a HDD, then you may get better performance to have the page file on another HDD that's at least as fast or faster than the Windows HDD if you don't have a SSD to use. The reason for this is that the OS can read/write on its HDD and be able to also read/write to the page file on the other HDD at the same time.
So only have one page file then? Also I assume it's okay to let the system manage the size of the page file?
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16 Apr 2017   #126
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Usually, only having one page file is fine for most people.

I find it best to let the page file be managed by the system.
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16 Apr 2017   #127
TONPumper

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Usually, only having one page file is fine for most people.

I find it best to let the page file be managed by the system.
Got it! Thank you for the quick reply! I'll move the page file once I get home tonight.
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16 Apr 2017   #128
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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16 Apr 2017   #129
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Just want to throw out two things:

1) most people are best served by using the windows default settings everywhere possible, as it assures the best chance at a stable system. So in that vein, letting windows manage your swap file is recommended, if you are looking to keep life simple and rely on windows to handle everything.

2) About 10 years ago I got my first 8GB system and disabled the swap file, and have been running ever since on xp, vista, and 7, always with no swap file at all. Stability has always been great and have never come even close to running out of memory using either 8GB or 16GB. just saying...
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