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Windows 7: Optimize Windows 7

16 Apr 2017   #130
TONPumper

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
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...
Thanks for that information! I don't really notice that much of a different using two page files. I think I'll just check the box at the top to let Windows manage the page file for all of the drives and call it a day.


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16 Apr 2017   #131
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-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.



Jack
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27 Apr 2017   #132
mikesndbs

Windows 7 pro 64bit SRP1
 
 

Just implemented a few of the suggestions and will see how it all goes. Thanks for the info
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27 Apr 2017   #133
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I hope it will help Mike. Please let us know how it went.
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02 Jun 2017   #134
andreasandrews

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Microsoft Fix It has been retired

FYI: Fix it is no longer supported so the link to download that in step 40 is no longer relevant. Hope that helps.
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02 Jun 2017   #135
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Andreas. It has now been removed from the list.
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