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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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Explorer.exe keeps crashing if effects are enabled

The explorer.exe keeps crashing before every minute after starts when all the effects are activated. These are the details of the error: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: InPageError ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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How to suppress “low memory” warnings in Vista Home Premium when running without paging file?

A few weeks ago I disabled all paging files on my Media Center. I figured that it only ever runs AVG, Media Center, Logmein, Chrome and sundry services to support these and never gets above 1.4-1.5GB ...
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Any reason not to disable Windows kernel paging?

So I'm planning on eventually going to 2 GB (mobo max) RAM from 1 GB, and I want to disable kernel paging once I do, because I've heard it can give a performance boost (and that I believe). Any reason ...
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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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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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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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Windows 7 process which changes pagefile size configuration?

I am working to debug an issue where my PC randomly freezes after being idle. At one point I had disabled my page file, but noted I was not getting crash dumps because of this. I am running an SSD, so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...