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Windows 7: Disable VBox from swapping to pagefile when idle?

21 Nov 2012   #1
Kemion

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Disable VBox from swapping to pagefile when idle?

How can I stop Windows from swapping the VirtualBox application's memory to disk when it's idle? It's a performance issue when my guest OS looks for data and it's not available - also since it makes use of its own sawp partition.

Any ideas?


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23 Nov 2012   #2
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Guest OS what is it ?
If it's a Linux system you can disable any swap files by not specifying one in the first place.

Make sure however that the GUEST OS has enough RAM allocated to it -- VM's just "Eat RAM for Breakfast".

Cheers
jimbo
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23 Nov 2012   #3
Kemion

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It is Linux - but my interest is disabling Windows from swapping any VBox data, and letting the Linux partition use its own native methods. I have 2x dedicated HDs in raid 0 to handle the entire virtual system, so any off-loading to the windows disk is redundant and not desired.
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