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I have a machine with both a SSD and a HDD in it. I have two Windows installs one on the HDD and one on the SSD.

I've partitioned the SSD to have one OS in the majority of it and a small partition for swap on in the remainder. The HDD has a different install of Windows.

For the Windows that is installed HDD I setup the swap to have swap files on both drives (HDD and small SSD partition). When I look at prefermance monitor stats, it looks like the HDD swap is used before the SSD swap.

How can I tell Windows to use the secondary SDD swap file before the HDD one?

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Why did you create a second partition on the SSD just for the swap-file? Why did you put purposely a swap file on that volume? – Synetech Jul 9 '12 at 16:57
You cannot do this. Windows will prioritise the OS drive because that's where it's installed. While I won't go into why it's a bad idea to have a paging file on an SSD, to achieve this, you'll have to remove the page file from the OS drive. – user3463 Jul 9 '12 at 18:03
@Synetech I have more than enough memory, but I want any windows directed swapping out of parts of the OS to happen to my fast SSD not my slow HDD. – Wayne Arthurton Jul 14 '12 at 4:40
@RandolphWest With an install that is mainly used just for gaming and a decent amount of RAM, the repetitive rewrite shouldn't be much cause for concern. With a write endurance of > 500,000 for any decent drive, 1 - 1.5 years of use as a swap drive shouldn't cause any issues in my case. – Wayne Arthurton Jul 14 '12 at 4:45

Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System click Advanced System Setting on the left. Under Performance click Settings... then click the Advanced tab. Click Change then uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives. Then you can set the size to what ever you want, or click No paging file. After you're done with a drive click Set and you should be good to go.

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That does not set priority, it turns the swap file off on that drive altogether. – Synetech Jul 9 '12 at 16:56
@Synetech Right. Since I'm using it in VMWare and in bare metal booting, I need the swap mainly when I'm using the VM where I limit the memory available. – Wayne Arthurton Jul 14 '12 at 4:47

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