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Old September 15th, 2003, 06:14 PM
snowfire snowfire is offline
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Smile RE: How to change the size of the virtual memory paging file|

Originally Posted by Tweaker
Using MSCONFIG to Change the Programs Starting Automatically.

How to change the size of the virtual memory paging file

1) Open System in Control Panel.

2) On the Advanced tab, click Performance Options, and under Virtual memory, click Change.

3) In the Drive list, click the drive that contains the paging fileyou want to change.

4) Under Paging file size for selected drive, type a new paging file size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, and then click Set.

*If you decrease the size of either the minimum or maximum page file settings, you must restart your computer to see the effects of those changes. Increases typically do not require a restart.
Good suggestion above. Let me add that if you set the minimum and maximum page-file-size to the same value then the page file does not get defragmented and the system works faster when it uses the page file. If it is already fragmented, set it to both sizes to zero, reboot and then set it to the size your system needs and reboot again. I'm not sure how to determine that optimum size.