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Unable to disable pagefile and thus unable to change device letter under Windows 10

I just found one of the most weird bugs I have seen in Windows. I needed to disable the pagefile in one of my partitions so I could change its letter. However, the dialog box is missing the set button,...
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When does Windows start using the page file/disk as RAM?

My system has been slowing down a lot and I was wondering if that is because I only have 2GB of RAM. Would an upgrade to 4GB fix that?
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Why do these programs massively page fault?

Some programs will not open; they will instead cause 200k pagefaults/sec while using up an entire CPU core. Simple Windows accessories seem to run just fine, however. Affected programs include: ...
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Offline Windows Install - How to view and change Pagefile settings

I'm trying to fix a broken Windows 10 installation which I can't boot into (even into Safe Mode). I have installed a fresh Windows 10 onto another hard drive. How do I view and set the page file ...
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Two pagefile.sys files, each on different drives. Can i delete one of them?

I have my main 250GB SSD C drive, saved over where my Windows 8.1 OS resides. On it's root directory i have all the files OS uses, like pagefile.sys, swapfile.sys, BOOTNXT and others. Everything's ...
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Windows: Pagefile on RAMDisk beneficial in some cases?

I want to disable my page file in Windows 7. The reason is I'm running a complex virtual environment where disk writes are REALLY slow, so I want to minimize Windows writing to disk. My problems is ...
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What exactly is the negative impact of placing page file on SSD?

I see frequent mentions that placing page file on SSD is good for performance but bad for SSD's lifespan (e.g. here on SU). But nothing I saw had any citations, especially ones backed by actual data. ...
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Windows equivalent of Linux swapon command?

I'm doing some memory benchmarking for research. Linux allows changing swap files at runtime with the swapon and swapoff commands. Are there Windows commands to change page files without having to ...
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Readyboost is a replacement for Pagefile [duplicate]

Readyboost is a replacement for Pagefile? After activating Readyboost can we disable page file? Does the OS still use a Pagefile after activating Readyboost?
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Page file in windows 10

I have recently got a new laptop with Windows 10 installed, and noticed that instead of 235GB my TotalCommander lists only 133GB as busy and 91GB as free, so 224GB in total and I have little idea ...
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When I run this process, it pushes all others out of RAM. Is there any way to prevent this?

I like to leave my browser, email, and other applications running while I'm gaming. Now that I'm running a 64-bit version of Windows with 16 GB of RAM, I can do this easily, and even switch between a ...
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Disabling pagefile in windows 10

I read a lot about disabling pagefile pretty much everywhere and some places tell you that doing so is a great thing for performance (given a lot of ram) and other places tell you that even with a ...
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How I tell Windows 7/8/10 to be less aggressive in making copies of RAM to pagefile?

Many people ask how to disable pagefile, because they feel the effects of the issue I will ask about. Instead I want to fix the issue, without disabling pagefile. Windows has the capability of ...
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What files can I move to a small (16GB) SSD to speed up Windows 7?

I have a 16GB SSD. It's too small to install Windows on. A discussion about ReadyBoost made me think of putting it in my Core2 Duo with 4 gig of ram and put pagefile.sys on it. What else can be moved ...
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Allow windows to use more than 64GB of virtual memory

I am running a process that will take a lot of memory (far more than I have physically), and I want it to finish. Currently, when the committed memory amount reaches 64GB for the system, windows ...
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Windows 10 is ignoring my pagefile settings

Is there a way to make Windows follow my pagefile settings? I really don't want the pagefile on D; I'd rather have it disabled if there's no way to force it to be on C instead.
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How to locate blocks on disks that are used by pagefile.sys?

Using powershell, I am able to locate the pagefiles. This is good so far. But I'm having trouble in determining which blocks on the filesystem are consumed by the pagefile.sys file. Is there any ...
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How do I resolve the error message: Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer

I booted my machine, and suddenly got this pop-up: Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occurred with your paging file configuration when you ...
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Is the Windows paging file safe in the encrypted partition?

I came across this setting called ClearPageFileAtShutdown. The setting is described here and says: If you are truly worried about security, boot Windows off a fully-encrypted drive. Then you needn'...
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Page-file performance comparison ?

Is there any way to compare difference in performance between different drives, page-file settings (single/multiple page-files, page-file size, automatic size or not) ? I mean in real world scenario. ...
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big pagefile for a windows system with low RAM

My Windows Server 2012 - 64 bit has nothing more than 4 GB of RAM. Unfortunately I am in need to open and keep in memory files of around 40 GB. To make sure this happens can I just increase the size ...
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“Performance Options” windows is opened after login on Microsoft Windows

After logging in my Windows account, the Performance Options windows is opened on the Advanced tab. What's the problem? How to stop it?
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Win 8.1 High non-paged pool RAM usage

On a spectre x360 laptop w 8GB of RAM running win 8.1, i noticed stuff getting really sluggish. In task Maanger I could see I was using an obscene amount of RAM (7GB/8GB) but perusing details and ...
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Change virtual memory size in Windows 10

How do you change the page file size on Windows 10? Note: The last Windows operation system I've used is Windows 7.
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Does Windows use the fastest drive for the page file?

Suppose I have a 6 GB page file on an SSD and another 6 GB page file on a traditional mechanical 5400rpm SATA drive. Does Windows take into account the difference in the performance characteristics ...
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how to completely disable pagefile use wmic

Hi I am trying to create a batch file to disable the page file on windows 7, is there any wmic command will do this? I know I should be able to use "wmic pagefileset delete" however this always ...
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Cloned HDD has boot, pagefile and crash dump on a non-'System' partition. Could that indicate an issue?

I cloned my old laptop (Win7, HP) HDD onto a new one using Seagate Discwizard. After some initial glitches, the cloned HDD seems to be booting normally and working fine in general (I have had it ...
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Disabling pagefile (Windows 8.1) causes system crash on boot

Actually... it's way worse than a simple crash - it's more like the machine suddenly loses all power and is shut down forcibly. I get not further than the boot logo and the machine just kinda dies. I ...
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High disk usage after recovering from standby in Windows 7 when switching from one app to the others

I have a problem with my Windows 7 64bit (Sony VAIO Core i7, 6GB of RAM, 1TB HD with over 300GB of free space) that i hope someone can solve. I frequently use Visual Studio and other CPU/memory ...
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Windows 7 Paging file on hidden drive

I am running Windows 7 X64 Pro and I had a extra 650Gig Hard Drive laying around that I thought would be a good candidate for turning it into a drive for keeping system restore and page file. Now the ...
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Cyclic Variation of SSD free disk space: WinDirStat results

When I first start my PC it says I have only have 1.1 GB free space! However when I restart it says 11.4 GB, if I then restart again it goes back to 1.1GB and so on. The actual figures are getting ...
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Move PageFile to another disk [closed]

I would like to remove the pagefile from my SSD drive to my 1TB hard drive. The answer below goes a long way to solving the problem. How can I move the page file to another physical disk location? ...
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Windows server page file used while enough physical memory and a specific process is running

One of our server page file is heavily used while a specific process is running, but the physical memory is only half used (3.5gb / 8gb). When I stop the process, the page file usage immediatly drops ...
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Why do programs (JVM) crash while there is still plenty of available space in pagefile?

So, very simple question indeed. With my RAM-limited dev machine (8GB of RAM, Win 7 x64, 8GB of pagefile), when I run out of available RAM, programs first start to slow down, and eventually crash. ...
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How I do to increase System PTE's on Windows 7 and have them extend over page file?

How I do to increase System PTE's on Windows 7 Professional, and how I do to get these to extend over the pagefile? Here is my problem: Currently, Im configuring computers at a internet café. To ...
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Can I do without minimum 400Mb pagefile on C:… 2 pagefiles?

I have 8Gb RAM, a C: drive of 60Gb SSD with only 250Mb left, and a Pagefile of 2Gb on the C:. C: is for Windows 7 64bit, system programmes, Office, iTunes, IE, N360 and all paid for programmes. All ...
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Is there a way to set a paging file on a folder-mounted volume in Windows 7?

I have a physical volume mounted to an NTFS folder in Windows 7 that I would like the system to use for paging. Is this possible and, if so, how do I enable it? Thanks in advance.
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Can't move page file to external SD-card

Recently I got a windows 8.1 tablet, but it has very low internal memory (16GB). It has extendable memory via an SD card (I put in 64GB) and I tried moving page file to it, but after setting no page ...
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Why does Windows 7 intentionally make itself slow?

I've encountered this oddity with 5 different machines, running different versions of Windows 7. I've seen the same issue in Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate. The System Allocates Less Virtual ...
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Is it safe to disable pagefile? [duplicate]

I read on many website that when pagefile is disabled the system gets increasingly unstable and crashes unrecoverably. Is it really unsafe to disable the pagefile? Here is my scenario: I mainly use ...
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What is *Paged* Kernel Memory?

What is paged kernel memory, as reported in the Windows Task Manager? Is it related to the page file? I assumed that it was the part of kernel memory stored on disk in a page file, but I tested ...
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64GB SSD has a 12GB Pagefile

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and it came with a 64GB SSD as the main harddrive (note: Surface only has this drive, like a tablet). I am trying to free up some more space on my harddrive and ...
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Pagefiling an unformatted SSD

Now, before you people start rambling on about how SSD are not anything like the RAM, I shouldn't be using it for pagefile because it'll get written on too much, etc etc. I already know about that and ...
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How does windows 7 know that it should not swap in data from a previous boot?

As you know, the page file is used as a buffer if your physical RAM runs out. But unless HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\ClearPageFileAtShutdown =...
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Optimal location of pagefile on a system with two SSDs, with system drive faster than secondary drive

Background My laptop has three disk drives, two of which are SSDs. The system drive is a 512 GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO, while the other SSD is a 64 GB Plextor M5M. Needless to say, the M5M is ...
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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 (...