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How do I defragment Windows paging file

Any suggestions how can I make pagefile.sys contiguous and move it to the beginning of the disk? Much appreciated. Update: I use Windows 7 64-bit edition.
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Tell Windows 8 not to write to pagefile at certain times?

I play a 3-D game on my laptop that uses about 1.2 GB of RAM, typically. The laptop has 6 GB of RAM, and Task Manager shows approximately 2.5 GB of RAM in use when my game is running. I have read ...
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Thousands of page faults per second while page file lies empty

So, in my office system, things are going crazy. Every thing was extremely slow, so much so that switching tabs on chrome took 10 seconds. So, I checked the performance monitor for the issues. ...
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Windows 8.1: Is there a way to find out how much swap space is currently being used?

Not the size of the file on the disk. Older versions of Windows used to have "%pagefile in use" in the Performance Monitor. Thanks. UPDATE: In turns out Windows 8.1 still includes the Performance ...
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Windows 8 Automatic Page File Size vs Windows 7

I've noticed that Windows 8 sets smaller page files by default. Windows 7 systems seem to create a page file the size of the RAM (eg 4GB of RAM means that Windows makes a 4GB page file). In Windows 8 ...
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Windows 7: Swap file uses max, asks to close apps

I use Windows 7 Ultimate on an Acer Aspire S5-391 with 4GB of RAM. The system frequently asks me to close my programs, and says I have very small free RAM. I increased my paging file size to 10 GB and ...
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swap\pagefile of 2 levels

Lets assume I want to assign 2GB to swap(linux)/pagefile(windows) on SSD, and 16GB more on HDD. Is that possible to use the space on SSD as level 1 of virtual memory, and the space on HDD as level 2 ? ...
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low ram in windows 8.1 update

recently i have so much problem with windows 8.1 updated i even re install new one but i still have the problem my problem is that with even 4 gig of ram my system goes on low ram and force closing ...
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Should I disable swap file if I have lots of RAM or should I move it to a virtual RAM drive?

Imagine I have tons of RAM. Let's say 64GB. That's a lot for even gaming PCs. Now the default location of a pagefile in Windows is on the main OS drive, be it HDD or SSD, which are faster in general, ...
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How To Adjust The Pagefile Size In ReactOS?

I want to use a different page file size, but it doesn't seem to accept my commands. There is a pagefile present; I can see it in my root directory. The "memory" command also shows stats for it. How ...
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Does pagefile or remaining drive space affect streaming large files over network?

I have an HTPC running on Windows 8.1 x64, with four 2TB drives & one 4TB drive, connected to my home network. I stream videos/media off this HTPC in other bedrooms which have other devices ...
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Windows 7 repair installation on SSD creates huge pagefile making it unsuccessful

I have a system with 64 GB RAM with a bit corrupted Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 installation on a 128 GB SSD. Current free space is about 64 GB so about 50% of the drive capacity. I don't use pagefile at ...
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Windows 7 Pagefile

What is the maximum size for a "System Managed" pagefile on Windows 7 x64? I usually set my pagefile to be able to use the rest of the space on my drive if need be, but I've noticed that mine is ...
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Why does Windows always use as much Virtual Memory as there is RAM installed?

And why does it want to have a maximum of twice as much of that amount? My System has 32GB of RAM and Windows, by default, sets a minimum of 16MB Virtual Memory, allocated 32GB(!) and recommends ...
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Dual-SSD laptop - should I move the pagefile to the non-boot SSD?

I have 2 SSDs in my laptop of equal (256GB) size. After reading this Technet article I'm tempted to do what it suggests and move my paging file to the other (non-boot) drive. Is this worth doing? Are ...
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Issues with paging file

Issue: Paging file not being created properly Symptoms: Performance Options dialog box on boot and a pop-up box stating "Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a ...
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Putting the pagefile on an an alternative drive from system files on Windows 7

I'm trying to move stuff like temp and the pagefile to an old 120GB IDE drive I found lying around, so that that thing can take some of the wear off my nice SSD C:\ drive before IDE goes the way of ...
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When memory is swapped to disk, and later RAM is freed, does the memory get swapped back into RAM?

I'm guessing the answer depends on the OS. In this case, it is VMware ESXi. I created a low memory condition by migrating several VM's to a host that has memory over-committed. Once page sharing and ...
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SSHD: Windows: dealing with swapfile

So I've started thinking about buying SSHD (Solid State Hybrid Disk) disks for an older workstation which will never receive a memory above 16GB and is used extensively, so that a page file usage is ...
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How to make memory usable again after filling system drive on win7

A few days ago i filled completely the C (system) drive on my win7 laptop. I didn't realize it was so full, now i deleted many things and i bought a new drive to use for data. When the disk was full ...
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11GB Standby RAM File.. Low memory warning Battlefield 4. WIN 8.1

Hey I'm a computer enthusiast/programmer. Problem: Low memory warning on a: when playing battlefield 4. It's to do with Virtual Memory. Windows successfully diagnosed a low virtual memory condition. ...
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how much swap space is too much on x64 and will cause problems?

Apart from using up too much disk space, how much swap space can you allocate before it will degrade performance or cause problems on an x64 OS? What differences are there between the x64 OSes? I'm ...
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If my pagefile is disabled on Windows, should I still be seeing Hard Faults?

I am running Windows 7 with 32GB of RAM and have disabled my PageFile. However, in Resource Monitor, the Memory tab is still showing values for Hard Faults/sec. I've read that this metric should ...
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How can I shrink my 12GB pagefile.sys?

Even though I only have 4GB of RAM, I have a 12GB pagefile.sys. From what I've read about the topic, this is bigger than the x1.5 rule-of-thumb and it's also taking a huge chunk of space on my hard ...
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Windows page file

I'm working on some CGI and am running out of RAM as well as page file space. However I have a second drive with a little extra space I could use for swapping. I have one question: If the swap space ...
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Laptop plays music choppy after a few minutes of idling

I noticed that when I'm doing my homework and let my laptop play music, the music becomes choppy after 10-15 minutes. Like my laptop's freezing or something, but as soon as I do something (bring a ...
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Windows - How can I flush modified memory?

This is a follow up on my previous question, here: Windows modified memory without a pagefile - Super User I have no pagefile and a lot of modified memory according to resource monitor (Win 7 x64). ...
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Windows modified memory without a pagefile

How does Windows' modified memory work without a pagefile? The physical memory is modified and then...? I'm running Windows 7 with 16GB of RAM and no pagefile. I have about 2.5GB of modified memory, ...
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Reconfiguring, then deleting obsolete pagefile.sys from C: in one go using a batch script

I'm trying to set up an automated script for a Windows XP installer. It's a batch script that runs on first boot after installation, and among the things I'm trying to accomplish, is removing the ...
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Windows obstinately shrinking the pagefile

I admit I have rather small free space available on my C:\ drive (only 3-4 GiBs usually, with a 4 GiB pagefile being around), but what really annoys me is this: Windows sometimes does an operation(1) ...
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GRUB recreate a partition before booting a certain OS

I am having a problem of managing the swap areas on my hard drive. Side story: Due to having only a few GiBs free on my C:\ partition, Windows regularly shrinks the pagefile (even though it ...
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Can I remove pagefile.sys to save space on my SSD?

My computer has Windows 8 installed on a SSD. The SSD is only 250GB large and I'm trying to clear up some space. WinDirStat found that a large file is "PageFile.sys". It's 8GB. Looking on google, I ...
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Why Windows XP SP3 still uses the pagefile, even if it's disabled?

I've an old computer which is running Windows XP. Some days ago I formatted it and reinstalled Windows XP with SP3 (the previous one was SP1 I think), and i noticed that in the performance tab of the ...
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Initial size versus Maximum size page file

What is the difference between initial size versus maximum size? If i set my initial size to 512, then max to 2048 doesnt that mean 512 is allocated but the pagefile.sys can grow to 2048 depending on ...
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How to set pagefile size in Windows Server 2012?

How do i access the dialog that lets me set pagefile settings in Windows Server 2012? In Windows 7, i would Click the Start Button Right-click Computer Select Properties Click Advanced System ...
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Increasing page file size on 32 bit WinXP

I am trying to understand the nature of increased page file sizes on a 32 bit WinXP machine. I know the max RAM that can go on this machine is 4GB, but how does increasing the page file size affect ...
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Windows creates pagefile.sys on newly added drive

Windows 7 x64 HDD 1 SATA multiple partition including windows in C:\ HDD 2 IDE (I added this drive later to the system) partitions-1 primary partition-2 logical windows page file: system managed ...
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Swap file is not created on second partition

Because my system partition is not big enough, I want to use another partition, dedicated, to hold the swap file. So I set up my system to use 800 MB on the system drive, and at least 10 GB on the ...
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How to kill tasks in Windows 7 when even Task Manager won't open or respond?

Occasionally one of my computers will get so bogged down that everything locks up, Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't work, Task Manager won't open, or they work, but are opening so slowly that it will take hours ...
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When should page faults become a concern?

In Windows 7, when should "page faults" become concern for investigation? I'm referencing the "Page Faults" column in Windows' Task Manager. Sorting by "Page Faults", there are a number of ...
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Is it a good idea to move the page file to a non-system drive? [duplicate]

I have 2 drives on my box: a primary, fairly small, SSD drive and a huge regular hard drive. I am running out of space on my SSD drive. I already have instructions on how to move it, but I would ...
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Windows 8 pagefile on usb FLASH

Not duplicate :) Windows 8 hides usb flash drives in the list of virtual memory drive list. The picture taken when I installed 2 usb flash drives but they are not in the list. Any body knows the ...
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Should the pagefile be placed on the SSD or the HDD?

I have read quite a bit about the placement of page files lately (researching my question) and have not found an answer specific to my question, so hopefully someone here can help. New system being ...
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Kaspersky Freezes my computer. 2 million page faults [closed]

What should I check to find the problem? I have 2GB RAM free when I check task manager. Kaspersky is not performing scanning during the period. When look at task manager, it only shows around 270K ...
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Is it possible to set a “priority” for the pagefile.sys drive? (Vista)

After going totally crazy over the hard disk working and buzzing all the time, I thought maybe the problem is with the pagefile read/write process, as a look at the Resource Monitor told so. Then I ...
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How does Windows page when there are multiple pagefiles on multiple disks? [duplicate]

Let's say I have two internal HDDs and configure Windows to place pagefiles on both of them. How do pagefile writes occur? Are pagefile writes spread evenly across the disks? Does Windows prefer ...
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Does a storage HDD need a page file?

I've an HDD used only for storing files (i.e., not used for installing software). Do I need to set a page file for it?
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Why does the pagefile.sys of windows 8 shrink to just about 25% of the size of RAM when hibernation is enabled?

I'm a Windows 8 user, and I've got 2GB RAM. I noticed the following phenomenon: When hibernate is disabled, the pagefile.sys will be the same size as my RAM. But when hibernate is enabled, the ...
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What happens when Windows 7 system runs out of physical AND pagefile memory?

I've read a tons of articles about whether to disable or not to disable PageFile in Windows. For example: ...
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How to set Windows XP pagefile beyond 4096 MB?

I'm trying to increase my windows pagefile so that multiple applications can "run" concurrently without throwing "system is low on memory" errors. However, there seems to be a limit of 4096 MB: ...