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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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Virtual and Physical address mapping in 32 bit Windows

Correct me I am wrong. Q1) My understanding is that in 32 bit mode we get 4GB virtual address space. Is this because 32 bit Windows can only support 4 GB physical RAM.? Q2) Every process get its own ...
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Is there any way to “Reset” or “Clear” windows paging file size which is managed by system?

Is there any way to "Reset" or "Clear" windows paging file size which is managed by system? In my case I have 16 gigs of ram installed and all paging file settings are set to auto. At some point in ...
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What are the requested optimal settings for the size of the pagefile in a Hyper-V guest to minimize disk space

I have several Hyper-V guest server. (Through history the server versions are mixed 2008R2, 2012R2, 2016). My host has currently 30% free RAM. The memory statistics for all guests show that they have ...
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Why do default settings on 64-bit Windows still imply a large page file?

My question is based on the observation that since the introduction of 64-bit Windows, many more people around me seem to fall for page-file related lockups of their systems. E.g., something simple as ...
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Paging file doesn't work right

Every time I logon to my computer (Acer Aspire 5315-Windows Vista) I immediately get a message that System is low on memory. It isn't. Every day I have to go in and try to change the paging file. I ...
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How to find what is filling up my pagefile

Context: My computer runs Windows 10, and it was bought as a gaming pc. Good gpu, good cpu, 16 Gb of RAM, etc. There are two hard drives, a very small (100 Gb) SSD for the OS, plus a 3Tb HDD. In the ...
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Does the Virtual Paging File reduce the lifespan of an SSD drive with little benefit?

I've ready that the pagefile.sys writing frequently to an SSD drive reduces its lifespan and since and SSD drive doesn't much benefit from putting the data in one location (since it's truly random ...
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Why isn't pagefile being used?

I have an trouble with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. The paged pool load memory but does not load the actual pagefile (I have space on the drive for it). Actually the problem is in memory ...
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Optimizing pagefile size: I'd like to clarify on the Peak Commit and my Physical RAM?

I want to optimize the pagefile size to fit my actual needs. And I want to follow the formula suggested by Mark Russinovich: The Minimum should be Peak Commit minus Physical RAM, and the Maximum ...
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Pagefile disabling at runtime possible?

For a security project I need to get rid of paging in Windows. I have found a possibility of deleting and disabling the pagefile however, for this a restart is required. My question is: is there ...
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Windows first saves crash dumps to the pagefile. It only moves the data into a separate file after reboot. Why must they go into the pagefile first? [duplicate]

Windows first saves crash dumps to the pagefile. Windows only moves the data into a separate file (either a Memory.dmp file or a minidump file) after reboot. Why must crash dumps go into the pagefile ...
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Page file is being created even when ram is not full

I get the page file in my C drive even though my RAM consumption is about 16 to 17 % so I want to know when exactly a pagefile is created, because I thought it is created only when ram is full. If ...
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How do I reduce a 10GB *c:\pagefile.sys* and 10GB *c:\hiberfil.sys* on a 50GB boot partition?

I've got a preinstalled Win10, which I dual booted with win81. I extended both, after which the Win81 partition didn't boot anymore. (Maybe it moved too, IDK). I finally got it to boot, but now there'...
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Why is my computer using almost 64GB of pagefile size?

I've never experienced this before, I have Eclipse open, a few chrome tabs (about 8) and a movie, across 3 monitors. My PC specs are: i7-4790K 16GB Ram And I manually configured a page file size of ...
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Unable to boot into Windows 10 (UEFI)

My laptop comes with 1TB spinning hard disk and 16 GB SSD for Caching. The SSD caching was not working after doing a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. While trying to enable SSD caching, I decided to ...
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Does Page File size affect Gaming performance?

Does changing the Page File size affect gaming performance? If so, how big of an impact is it & what changes result in better performance? I'm tweaking Windows to maximize gaming performance. I ...
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Page faults, strange memory behavior and page files - particularly but not specifically in R

I should say from the start, I am aware that I could probably do with some more RAM as I'm currently running RStudio on Windows 10 with 4GB of RAM installed. Neither is the post necessarily solely ...
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What is the largest size for Windows Pagefile.sys you can set?

I know that recommended size for a page file C:\Pagefile.sys in Windows is about 2 or 1.5 times the RAM. Out of curiosity what is the maximum size for a page file that can be set?
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why page file size bigger than recommended?

Is it normal that my page file is really big compare to recommended? Should I change some settings?
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How to delete pagefile

I'm using XP and I want to delete the file pagefile.sys It is covering 4GB of data and I want to delete it. I have installed treesize free software and deleted the pagefile.sys but after restart it ...
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Windows 10 System Managed Virtual Memory Size is Very Low. Can I trust it?

On Windows 10 Home laptop with 8 GB of RAM, the system managed 'Recommended' paging file size is 1905 MB. Everything I've read says the setting should be from 1.5 to 4 times the size of your RAM. ...
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Why is paging used?

Paging is a form of primary memory management, said to be a way to store data non-contiguously. It's achieved by setting a chunk, or page, size, so pages can be allocated in different areas. Would ...
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Pagefile prioritization on multiple drives [duplicate]

I am managing a Dell R710 server used for some very large non-linear finite element analysis (FEA) computations. Occasionally, these runs will take upwards of 500GB of allocated memory. Since this ...
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Unable to disable pagefile and thus unable to change device letter under Windows 10

I just found one of the most weird bugs I have seen in Windows. I needed to disable the pagefile in one of my partitions so I could change its letter. However, the dialog box is missing the set button,...
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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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Offline Windows Install - How to view and change Pagefile settings

I'm trying to fix a broken Windows 10 installation which I can't boot into (even into Safe Mode). I have installed a fresh Windows 10 onto another hard drive. How do I view and set the page file ...
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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 exactly is the negative impact of placing page file on SSD?

I see frequent mentions that placing page file on SSD is good for performance but bad for SSD's lifespan (e.g. here on SU). But nothing I saw had any citations, especially ones backed by actual data. ...
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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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Readyboost is a replacement for Pagefile [duplicate]

Readyboost is a replacement for Pagefile? After activating Readyboost can we disable page file? Does the OS still use a Pagefile after activating Readyboost?
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Page file in windows 10

I have recently got a new laptop with Windows 10 installed, and noticed that instead of 235GB my TotalCommander lists only 133GB as busy and 91GB as free, so 224GB in total and I have little idea ...
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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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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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How I tell Windows 7/8/10 to be less aggressive in making copies of RAM to pagefile?

Many people ask how to disable pagefile, because they feel the effects of the issue I will ask about. Instead I want to fix the issue, without disabling pagefile. Windows has the capability of ...
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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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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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Is the Windows paging file safe in the encrypted partition?

I came across this setting called ClearPageFileAtShutdown. The setting is described here and says: If you are truly worried about security, boot Windows off a fully-encrypted drive. Then you needn'...
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big pagefile for a windows system with low RAM

My Windows Server 2012 - 64 bit has nothing more than 4 GB of RAM. Unfortunately I am in need to open and keep in memory files of around 40 GB. To make sure this happens can I just increase the size ...
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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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Win 8.1 High non-paged pool RAM usage

On a spectre x360 laptop w 8GB of RAM running win 8.1, i noticed stuff getting really sluggish. In task Maanger I could see I was using an obscene amount of RAM (7GB/8GB) but perusing details and ...
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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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Does Windows use the fastest drive for the page file?

Suppose I have a 6 GB page file on an SSD and another 6 GB page file on a traditional mechanical 5400rpm SATA drive. Does Windows take into account the difference in the performance characteristics ...
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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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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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High disk usage after recovering from standby in Windows 7 when switching from one app to the others

I have a problem with my Windows 7 64bit (Sony VAIO Core i7, 6GB of RAM, 1TB HD with over 300GB of free space) that i hope someone can solve. I frequently use Visual Studio and other CPU/memory ...
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Windows 7 Paging file on hidden drive

I am running Windows 7 X64 Pro and I had a extra 650Gig Hard Drive laying around that I thought would be a good candidate for turning it into a drive for keeping system restore and page file. Now the ...