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Okay to disable or at least shrink pagefile.sys?


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#1 burnface

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:37 PM

I don't fully understand how all this works yet, and I'm not sure if I can disable this and still expect it to run smoothly! Some places I looked said that with anything over 4gb of ram, I really wouldn't need it, but others said keep it for sure..

I appreciate any help!!

Thanks a lot!

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#2 Allan

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:45 PM

Leave it alone. There is no reason to try to disable it. I say "try" because you can't really disable the pagefile, only your ability to manage it. Windows OS's were designed to page - and they will - whether or not there is a formal pagefile. At least if there is one the OS will have a consistent location to and from which it can page. Bottom line, there is absolutely no reason to mess with the pagefile. Just leave it alone.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:57 PM

Leave it alone. There is no reason to try to disable it. I say "try" because you can't really disable the pagefile, only your ability to manage it. Windows OS's were designed to page - and they will - whether or not there is a formal pagefile. At least if there is one the OS will have a consistent location to and from which it can page. Bottom line, there is absolutely no reason to mess with the pagefile. Just leave it alone.


Alright, that was kind of my original thought! Thanks lot for the quick reply!

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:00 PM

Sure.




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