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Win 7 - If 2 pagefiles on separate disks, which does Win 7 use first?

For Win 7 Pro - If 2 pagefiles on separate disks are created, say 800MB on OS drive and 16GB (to match system RAM) on SSD, which pagefile will Win 7 use first? Assume the SSD is faster than the OS ...
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Does having your page file on decrease the life expectancy of your hard drive?

If I have my page file turned on in Windows as opposed to having it turned off as shown below: Would having the page file turned on decrease the life expectancy on my Hard Drive? If so, how much ...
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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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Confused about Windows 7 64-bit page file with SSD

I followed this advice to get Windows to use more RAM and less paging. To be honest, I'm a total noob to all this page file stuff. I've always just assumed that Windows was using the 8 GB of ram I ...
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Can a full pagefile slow down my PC?

I was working on a company computer, trying to figure out what was wrong with it, why it was running so slow. I started running a chkdsk Friday afternoon, and it took almost an hour just to get to 2% ...
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Why do I see applications with high numbers of page faults when I have a lot of memory available?

I've noticed that some applications (often games) have a very high number of page faults; for example, Diablo III can get into the range of 2 million within 30 minutes of play. Why is this? Does ...
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On Windows 7, does it help to use two partitions on the hard drive for virtual memory page file?

I noticed we can set two hard drives or more for virtual memory page file. But my guess is, if it is the same hard drive, just two different partitions, then it may as well be just one partition? ...
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How to “swap in” again memory from page file to physical memory in Windows at once (like linux swap-off)

Is there a way to swap back in (to put back all the memory data that was put into the page file (or swap, whatever you prefer)) memory on a windows PC? On linux, one can easily do this with the ...
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Pagefile.sys uses a lot of hard drive

What is pagefile.sys? I takes up a lot of space on the main partition of my hard drive.
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Optimum use of Windows7 32bit PAE Ramdisk (3GB + 1GB PAE)

Besides switching to Windows 64bit (or Linux 64bit) what is the best strategy to make the most of my 1GB PAE ramdisk (on a Laptop with a slow harddrive)? Here ...
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SSD for bootable partition & pagefile [closed]

I have heard about problems with SSD used for system partition and paging file on it. Which brand / type of SSD can be used as system partition safely for 2-3 years? Remarks: - i never turn off my ...
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Windows page file on multiple hard drives

I cant find any documentation or articles online online for this... how does Windows handle page files on multiple hard drives? Does windows treat them as a concatenation, writing to one till its ...
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What settings can I change in virtualized XP and W7 to minimise unnecessary image file differential size

I have several virtualized instances of XP and W7 on KVM, and each week I take an LVM snapshot of the qcow2 file and rsync it to a remote site. I'd like to reduce my bandwidth usage if possible - what ...
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Deleting old Windows 7 Files

This is my 3rd install of windows 7 now on various array of hard drives, I'm now onto a SSD. However I need to clean up all the other files, I've managed to get rid of all the permission based files. ...
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Windows 7 and Paging [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Need for page file with 12 GB RAM I've got a system with 24 GB of RAM and with Windows 7 installed on a 120 GB SSD volume. The problem is that with default settings ...
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Ideal location for pagefile for workstation?

I have a workstation with 16GB of RAM, an 80GB boot SSD, and a software 4x 80GB array for scratch, running Windows 7 64-bit professional. The SSD is slower in sustained throughput than the array ...
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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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win7 laptop with SSD, 2 gig RAM: Should I use Pagefile or ReadyBoost?

Hi I just purchased an Asus 1215B laptop. It is dual core, and has stock 2 gigs of ram. Before the first boot ever, I imaged the drive, and restored onto a Corsair Force GT CSSD-F60GBGT-BK 2.5" 60GB ...
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Memory Pressure with 5 GB Used as Caches?

I manage a fairly powerful workstation, but for some reason the box is very sluggish. Looking at the task manager, I see that almost no memory is free and a lot is used as caches (which IMO should be ...
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Virtual Memory and SSDs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtual Memory and SSD On a Windows 7 system, isn't it more beneficial to leave the page file ON the SSD versus moving it over to a HDD? I've heard some say if you move ...
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What are hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys files, and can I safely delete them?

I noticed two big (~ 2GB) files (hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys) at the root of my C: drive and wondered what they were. I searched on google and found some interesting links, but did not find any ...
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Should I have a page file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I keep my swap file on an SSD drive? I have 16GB RAM and an SSD (actually two in RAID 0 configuration, but one for argument's sake). My CPU is very powerful, as ...
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Is it meaningful to deactivate the page file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows Swap (Page File): Enable or Disable? I have read in some newsgroup entries that it is meaningful to disable the page file if a pc has a lot of memory (8-16GB). ...
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Will placing a pagefile on a 2nd physical disk prevent that disk from powering down?

I would like to span my Windows 7 pagefile across a 2nd disk, but I would still like that disk to be able to power down when idle (and when virtual memory use < physical memory size). Are these ...
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Size of pagefile.sys on Windows 7

A friend of mine is running Windows 7 with 24 GB RAM and her pagefile.sys is also 24 GB in size. She is not running with anything that takes up that much RAM or diskspace. I searched a bit and ran ...
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Size Of Paging File

Why is paging size necessary and why does it balloon now and then. I am using Core 2 Quad. With Windows 7 Professional x32 and 4 GB RAM, still the paging file size is huge near 2.96 GB in C drive. ...
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What drive would have better performance for paging in this situation? [closed]

Pretext: I'm re-installing my system, with an un-attended install, and I'm moving my users directory to another drive. Question: I'm wondering where would I see more performance? Should I keep my ...
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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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Windows 7 Page File Size?

I'm running Windows 7 x64 on my laptop (MacBook Pro 15") with 8 GB RAM. I have an SSD (128 GB) for storage, and as such every GB of space is pretty precious. So, I recently noticed that the page file ...
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How to disable swapping / set page file usage for certain applications?

There is 1.5Gb RAM at the test computer, and usually, 900Mb of them are free. When I launch an application which takes about 500Mb, Windows 7 goes with swapping, and occasionally this leads to huge ...
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How do I decrease the size of the page file?

I just upgraded my laptop RAM to 12GB (W510, 4 DIMM slots), and since I am using a SSD, I find hard drive space to be quite precious. However, since I have more than enough RAM for most stuff, I think ...
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How can I make my computer use more RAM?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit with 8GB of RAM. The problem is, I very rarely use all of it. I do some video editing from time to time and it definitely comes in handy then, but for everyday use, I'm ...
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Windows 7 / Page File Disabled / 12 GB RAM / 2+ GB RAM free and “your computer is running low on memory”

So I am running on Windows 7 (64-bit) Home Premium with 12 GB RAM (Intel Core i7 920). I have restricted the Page File to 400MB since it was eating up a lot of space om my SSD (that is 80GB). After ...
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What's wrong with disabling the Windows page file?

People say that you always need a page file, and that it will increase performance, but my Windows 7 is set to run without a page file. I simply don't understand why people say this - I have 6 GiB of ...
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How do you set memory priority (not cpu priority) on windows

I need to know how to change "memory priority" of a process. I need a utility that changes the memory priority of the process. Certain ram intensive programs can still make my important programs ...
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Windows 7 problem of disk space

I bought my new computer a few weeks ago. I have 2 harddrive with 60 GB (C:) and 1TB (D:). Now my first problem was to free up some space on C as when I bought it with only windows installed there ...
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Page file on a separate partition in Windows

I have recently rebuilt my computer (Windows 7 Pro 32bit), and am in the process of paritioning my hard drive. My question is, is it beneficial to make a separate partition for the page file, rather ...
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Does moving/ reallocating Pagefile.sys affect performance (Windows 7)?

I've reallocated my pagefile to a different partition (1GB on primary partition and 4GB on a different one), does this affect any performance or cause any known issues in future? (My system has 4GB ...
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How can I move the page file to another physical disk location?

I would like to know exact instructions for moving the page file from 1 disk location to another disk in Windows 7. I.e. from an SSD to a non-SSD drive. I've spent about two hours searching - ...
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Need for page file with 12 GB RAM [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 pagefile size with large RAM and SSD I recently got my new PC with 12 GB RAM (running Windows 7 64bit). The default installation suggests a 12 GB page file on ...
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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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Can Windows 7 pagefile be turned off if 4GB of hi-speed RAM present? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any reason not to disable the Windows pagefile given enough physical RAM? I believe that there is enough of memory for everything used at the moment to be stored and ...
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Windows pagefile size with large RAM and SSD

I just upgraded my Windows 7 machine from 12GB to 24GB RAM - both for running more VMs and for future proofing. My C drive is an SSD with 129GB formatted size. I was surprised to find out that the ...
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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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Change the volume the windows page file is on

I have a setup where I'm booting to a vhd in windows 7. My drive has 2 main partitions that I use. For whatever reason, inside the VHD, the page file was put to my "secondary" partition. I'm wanting ...
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Scheduled Task Priority and Paging problems

I just scheduled a task in my Windows 7, and I have 2 problems with it: The process starting with Below Normal priority. Even after manually changing the priority to Normal (via Task Manager), the ...
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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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What is commit charge?

Wikipedia says In computing, commit charge is a term used in Microsoft Windows operating systems to describe the total amount of virtual address space for which the backing store is the ...
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How to diagnose very slow pagefile

Quite often, one of the applications I use freezes (“does not respond”) for a while, in extreme cases for few minutes. This happens especially when when switching apps. During this time, the HDD light ...
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Will using FAT32 provide better pagefile performance than NTFS?

Is FAT32 faster than NTFS regarding pagefile performance? In http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc938440.aspx, it says that FAT32 is faster when using smaller volumes. It is assumed that ...