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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Is It Possible To Share Page/Hibernation Files Between 2 Windows OSes?

I plan to install Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 (and Linux Mint) on my HDD. 8 will be installed first, then Server, then Mint. However, these 2 files can take up alot of space. So, is it possible ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...