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Win 7 - Page file re-location


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#1 I.C.H

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:12 PM

Hi All

I have attempted to place my page file to an external disk via USB > I:, on my Win 7 HP system as I had on my old Vista HP system, to assist in performance.

After setting no (zero size) pf on C: going through the motions on re-start I get a message indicating that windows has by default created a pf on C:, (I take it this is for memory dump purposes) & on checking the external disk no pf was created although in advanced settings dialogue box a “system managed” text is indicated against drive I:, the funny thing is on C: the page file size was exactly the same prior to change even though no page file is indicated for C: in the dialogue box.

I tried again leaving a 200mb fixed sized pf for the memory dump on C: but got exactly the same response, system managed pf on I: where no pf exists on the drive.



Has anyone experienced & resolved a similar problem with their own system?

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#2 Allan

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:14 PM

Leave the pagefile alone. If your system meets the requirements for running W7 you aren't going to see any benefit by moving the pagefile.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 03:15 PM

Agreed, even if Windows accepted the configuration, placing the pagefile on a slower external drive rather than one on a fast internal interface would reduce performance.

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