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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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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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Increase page file or buy RAM?

I've a 10+ year old XP PC which surprisingly still works however one of the 256MB RAM finally died. Now I am left with just 256MB. As expected the PC became slower however when I tried to increase the ...
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Is moving my Windows page file to another drive good? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I move the page file to another physical disk location? I use Windows xp and also Windows 7 in my PCs. I want to know what is expected by moving page file into ...
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Page file becomes enormous

I have reinstalled winXP a few months ago on my 6 year old laptop with 512 mb of ram and 1.6 ghz celeron M processor. Everything seems to run fine, I've fixed the overheating problem about a year ...
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Has someone written (or is aware of) an instruction guide for setting up a RAMDisk and using it for pagefile.sys?

I was talking with a friend the other day about Windows in general and I mentioned that there is, unfortunately no way (that I was aware of) to disable the page file within Windows. Regardless of the ...
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Using a thumbdrive to improve peformance in XP

I have a laptop with 2GB of RAM, running Windows XP. This machine is provided by my client, and I'm required to use it. I'm having to run some pretty intensive apps on the laptop (2 IDE's and a ...
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449 views

Is there anyway to stop Windows XP from using the page file?

I have 2 GB of RAM on my computer and I noticed that Windows XP keeps on using the page file even with enough RAM available. This is really affecting the performance of the computer and making it way ...
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268 views

Performance Bottleneck with Photoshop CS3 on XPSP3

I have an intel core 2 4400, with 4GB of ram running on XP 32-BIT SP3. Photoshop CS3 becomes sluggish & unresponsive even after loading up small files, and this is with only Bridge open as well, ...
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My PC becomes very slow after changing page file in XP

I have 5 partitions in my computer (C, D, E, F, G), and C: is the system partition. Recently I changed the page file setting to use 768-768 MB from the G:, without changing the C: default value ...
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Windows XP paging [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In winxp, I have 4GB of RAM, am using 1.77GB, but programs keep paging out to memory. Why? I'm sitting at my computer right now with a couple of applications open. I ...
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disable pre-emptive swapping in windows xp

If I leave my XP pc for a while, it seems to swap most of my processes to disc. I come back to use it after X hours/days and each process takes 10-30s to get going as it loads it in off disc. It seems ...