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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 ...
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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 ...