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How can I limit the size of c:\swapfile.sys?

I would expect wmic swapfileset to work, but it doesn't exist:

wmic swapfileset where name="c:\\swapfile.sys" set initialsize=1000,maximumsize=1000
swapfileset - Alias not found.

If I can't limit it I'll disable it

if I can't limit its size I'll probably disable it as described in https://superuser.com/a/512209/128465

It's killing my SSD

The Photos app uses 4GB memory:

wmic process get CreationDate,Name,PageFileUsage,PeakPageFileUsage | grep PhotosApp
20150129004217.258444+060  PhotosApp.exe                    2659428        4289992

Windows moves this to swapfile.sys when the app isn't used for a while. It bothers me that Windows is frequently writing 4GB to my SSD, because it cant handle more than 100TB writes

dir /ah %systemdrive%\swapfile.sys | tail -3 | head -1
2015-01-29  14:59     3 103 784 960 swapfile.sys

My speccy output:

Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
CPU
    Intel Core i7 3770K @ 3.50GHz   37 °C
    Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
    32,0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8Z77-M PRO (LGA1155) 31 °C
Storage
    232GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB (SSD)   27 °C
    3726GB Seagate Expansion Desk USB Device (USB (SATA))   47 °C
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