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"Windows created a temporary paging file" message after every startup

Despite my best effort researching and debugging this problem on my own, I haven't been able to solve it. Some basic info to start: I'm running the latest version of Windows 10 (no pending updates at ...
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Can small amount of tablet's RAM be compensated by virtual memory

If you have a 1 GB ram Windows 7/8/10 tablet then I assume there will be poor performance. Could it be improved by increasing the page file (virtual memory) size? Perhaps it's not so important to get ...
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CSRSS.exe - "Windows dllhost.exe - System error: A new guard page for the stack cannot be created"

For a few days I've been getting a 'A new guard page for the stack cannot be created'. This is a standard windows alert with OK button. It appears periodically every 5-15 minutes, and doesn't seem to ...
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Does a faster SSD increases the efficiency of paging files?

I am wondering whether a faster SSD r/w speed would have similar effect as changing RAM to something faster. The windows system often uses page files, so that should depend on the speed of the disk. ...
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Why did Windows put my pagefile on a different drive, and can I move it back?

I have a Windows 2012 server with a boot drive mounted as drive letter C, and a very large disk array (120 TB) attached and mounted as a single volume as drive letter F. I happened to notice that ...
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Will upgrading an SSD that is almost full help a RAM shortage via the paging file?

On my Win10 machine I have a 1TB SSD that's almost full and my 16GB of RAM has also become insufficient, with memory-intensive applications taking RAM usage up to almost 100% with everything becoming ...
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Enable memory compression without enabling pagefile in Windows 11 [duplicate]

It seems that when the pagefile is disabled, memory compression does not work. But according to the descriptions, this feature (memory compression) was exactly developed to make pagefile not needed. ...
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How much time am I spending in swap?

I think I'm getting slowness due to running out of memory and hitting swap. I've watched the hardfaults/sec in Resource Monitor and it's often over 1000. This is an issue generally during ...
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reduce size of the page file in windows PE

I have built my windows 10 OS with a 16 GB page file. However, due to certain changes in our environment, I need to reduce it by half. I need it as part of my script which deploys the image. I need to ...
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Pagefile keeps growing, but never fully utilised

My laptop runs Windows 10 Pro and has a 512GB SSD (~45GB free) and 16GB RAM. My page file is set to 'automatically managed'. Recently I've found that my pagefile keeps growing to the point where it ...
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Pagefile.sys fills dedicated SSD [duplicate]

I have 64 GB of memory. I have been told that this is way more than I need, and that I don't need Virtual Memory. Despite that advice, I do have a 40 Gig SSD that is dedicated to VM and scratch files ...
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Pagefile on Windows 10 limited to 64 GB?

I have a few tasks where I can't avoid using tons of memory. Since I have limited physical memory, Windows starts using the SWAP/Pagefile. Though it seems that Windows is limiting the pagefile size to ...
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Does increased page file cause the system to utilize more virtual memory rather than physical memory?

Let's say I have 8GB physical memory and 4096mb fixed page file. I do not plan to buy more RAM at this moment. I know letting windows set the page file by itself would be fine, but I read that it ...
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Windows 10 Swapfile/pagefile on D: drive not being used

I am having issues mainly with backup software like DPM, where swapfiles cannot be excluded, and the recommendation seems to be to put the swapfile on a second disk/partition that is not being backed-...
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Pagefile cannot be located on any drive but C

I'm facing a rather weird issue with Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1151: apparently, it refuses to allocate the pagefile on any drive but C. I'm using a custom-built configuration that includes a 240 GiB ...
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Commit charge memory not reaching its full potential

I have several virtual IIS servers (2016) with multiple applications. 26 GB RAM 8 vCPU Im getting lots of Event ID: 2004 in event viewer on several servers: Log Name: System Source: ...
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Windows 10 Huge windows PageFile, how to limited it

My Windows PC alerted me with low harddisc space, and when I scan hard drives with TreeSize tool, I realize that windows keeps a huge pagefile.sys file, that is 18.2 GB and keep growing. Why is this ...
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Why do I get memory errors in Windows?

Sometimes I run multiple heavy applications simultaneously, for example, Adobe After Effects and various 3D render engines. Sometimes while they are running at the same time, one of them will fail ...
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Pagefile regenerated on C drive every time on startup despite pagefile configuration being changed to list C as "no pagefile" & D as "system managed"

Due to having low space on my C drive (which I've reserved for the operating system) I recently made the following changes to my pagefile configuration However, nothing at changed in my C drive in ...
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Moving the page file to a different folder

My Windows 8.1 To Go machine is always popping up saying it's low on memory, so I finally decided to make a page file. The problem is, I was going to make it on my largest hard drive on the computer. ...
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Is it okay if I lower my pagefile size in Windows 10 as I've got plenty of hardware RAM to deal with it? [duplicate]

The pagefile is currently automatically allocated through Windows 10 itself. It seems that it has allocated 5888 MB of disk space. My system has 32 GB of RAM available and my intention was to lower ...
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How to enable BSOD memory dumps with UWF

For our industrial computers we use Unified Write Filter (UWF) on the systems. But since a recent update on some computers (30+) we experience a BSOD during shutdown BUGCODE_NDIS_DRIVER, tried ...
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Windows 10 memory and Task Manager

Recently, I was scanning the C drive and I noticed pagefile.sys took up a whopping 32 GB of storage. Now I did some research and found out that pagefile is for virtual memory, which makes Windows 10 ...
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How to force Windows 10 to use pagefile on usb-connected SSD?

I have a constantly connected USB SSD disk. I'm never going to disconnect it at runtime. It operates in a "better performance mode", not "quick removal". I can configure pagefile ...
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disable the pagefile individually to each program

is there a way or program that allows me to disable the pagefile only to a program? I don't want to disable it globally and I don't want to restart the computer every time I disable it
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Pagefile in Windows 10 Guest Virtual Machine

I have a Windows 10 machine (32GB RAM) running a Windows 10 Guest (10GB RAM) for my work. The guest is given a 80GB dynamic disk, and the underlying storage is an SSD. The OS itself is < 20GB. The ...
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Why should the size of the page file increase the more memory you have? [duplicate]

I think I understand the purpose of the page file; if the computer runs out of physical memory, the page file is needed to have additional (virtual) memory - very simply said. Since Windows 2000 I ...
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What are the criteria Windows 10 uses to place the page file?

I've recently noticed that my own workstation has felt a bit sluggish but thought nothing of it at first. It has two really fast 500GB NVMe SSDs and one 1TB HDD. Then I played a game - not something I ...
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Win10 doesn't respect pagefile settings for other disks than C:

I tried to move my pagefile off from C: to another disk, D:. I set my preferences in Start > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Performance > Advanced > Virtual Memory. I have set C: ...
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How can I see the pagefile of a process using Process Explorer?

I thought Process Explorer has every statistic possible. But I was looking for the pagefile size of a process and I can't find it. Maybe it's under a different name?
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Why won't windows shrink my pagefile?

According to al the documentation that I have read online, when I configure Windows to automatically manage my page file, the size should automatically grow and shrink as needed. While my computer ...
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How is default page-file size actually calculated by Windows?

I want to know how does Windows calculate default page file size. For example, for 48 GB RAM it shows 7168 MB page file size.
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Can you use virtual memory like you can physical RAM if you have an NVMe drive? Are there limitations to this?

I have a program that needs LOTS of RAM to for a computation project I need to run for a weekend. Obviously I don't have supercomputer ram and my limits as a consumer is 32GB. Windows has memory ...
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Evaluating Specificationa of pagefile.sys (Windows 10, Summary) [closed]

I hope, that this question is not too opinion-based and will try to approach it as neutral as I can. I've read through some sites about this topic, getting a load of contradictory information. ...
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Set the page/swap file on an external hard disk to save space on the main system disk

My 32-bit Windows 10 machine has a reasonable processor, but limited hardware resources (only 4GB RAM and 28GB local HDD). Windows itself takes up nearly half the disk so I'm using an external 1TB USB ...
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Pagefile is active even when RAM usage is below 70%. How do I fix it?

I have this laptop with decent specs: CPU: Intel i5-8250u 4 cores (8 threads) @ 1.60GHz / Max Turbo @ 3.4GHz GPU: Integrated Intel UHD 620 + discrete Radeon 520 GDDR5 RAM: 4GB DDR4 2400MHz HDD: ...
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Windows 10 is ignoring my pagefile settings and is unwilling to create or use a pagefile on a different drive

Recently, my system performance has been impacted by constant read/writes to the pagefile on C: [SSD], so I decided to move the pagefile to D: [HDD]; however, when I adjusted the pagefile settings for ...
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Is there a way to ensure a program occupies the page file instead of RAM?

I would like to have some control over which programs occupy RAM and which occupy the page file when RAM becomes limited. Perhaps some sort of prioritisation-based solution would work well. I am ...
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Windows doesn't boot after un-checking automatic managing pagefiles

I was trying to partition my disk, and in order to do that I unchecked automatic managing of pagefile in advanced settings and put the radio on "No pagefile" and restarted my PC, now it doesn't boot, ...
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Moving page file - should i keep "some" on the primary drive?

I run win10 with 16GB RAM (thinking of getting 32GB soon). My operating system is on a 512GB SSD. I read that I may benefit by moving the pagefile to a non system drive and since I have 2 more SSDs ...
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Windows Server 2008 with large pagefile.sys

I found out that on our server with Windows Server 2008, we have a pagefile.sys of 62 GB. The current usage of the RAM is about 16GB of 32GB. How can I find out which process caused this large file? ...
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What is consuming so much of my system RAM?

I noticed that my system is not going to hibernation state properly since a few days in the past week. I checked a little into my hiberfile size to verify if that was a cause of concern. The ...
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Windows reports "Out of Memory" despite huge pagefile

How to force Windows to use the swap file to the fullest? I use Windows 7 64-bit and I have 16 GB of RAM + 8 GB (static) pagefile. When I open many Chrome tabs, and the physical memory is almost ...
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How to store data in pagefile?

Memory-mapping, e.g. via Python's numpy.memmap, works, albeit temporarily; once pagefile capacity is exceeded, the arrays are silently unmapped from pagefile. Re-mapping each time is undesired - need ...
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Any risks to greatly increasing pagefile size?

I require 64GB to fit an entire dataset in memory for deep learning, but have only 12GB RAM. Virtual memory being the next-best alternative, I learned it can be effectively increased via increasing ...
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Windows still using page file on C:/ despite set to none

TLDR: I have set my page file to be exclusively on my secondary E: drive in advanced device settings, however after reboot I still see a lot of page files still being written on my primary C: drive ...
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Windows 10 virtual memory/pagefile discrepancies

My Windows 10 system is using far too much virtual memory How do I stop this? Using HWiNFO64 you can see I currently have about 75 GB of virtual memory on my system and am using a massive 31 GB. The ...
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Windows 7 Pagefile on Mounted Partition, on 1 HDD System: Folder Attributes/Permissions?

I wish to put my pagefile.sys in a separate partition on the same HDD as my boot partition, mounted on a folder in the tree of my boot partition — say "$PagePart". My question: should $PagePart ...
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What is risk of moving pagefile.sys to another partition?

I have 4 physical drives 146 GB in my server (windows server 2008) configured as RAID 0 result of 2 logical drives C(50 GB) and drive D(remaining GB) My system is showing alters of low disk space in ...
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Is there way to detect Page file size change source within Windows 7?

In the office, I do my work on a Windows 7 machine that has 16GB on RAM. However, after each restart it automatically sets the pagefile to 3072MB. I have created a delayed schedule task (which calls a ...
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