Paging file size not updating
Cause: A Windows best practice is to set the paging file size to equal to or greater than the total amount of available physical memory.
When the system boots up, the Session Manager process determines the list of page files to open by reading the value in the HKLM\System\Current Control Set\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\Paging Files.Since Windows 95, Windows-based operating systems have used a special file that acts as a sort of "scratch pad" to store modified pages that are still in use by some process.Page file space is reserved when the pages are initially committed, however the page file locations are not chosen until the page is written to disk.Under Paging file size for selected drive, click Custom size, and 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 initial or maximum page file settings, you must restart your computer to see the effects of those changes. Microsoft is conducting an online survey to understand your opinion of the Technet Web site.
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The invention of the page table let the processor operate on arbitrary pages anywhere in RAM as a seemingly contiguous logical address space.
These pages became the units exchanged between disk and RAM.
is gigantic 8 GB file in Windows 7 I want to free up hard drive space on my SSD for faster backup purposes, but I don't want to hinder performance which comes first. What is the recommended size for the for optimal performance?
The page file is one of those pieces of the operating system that administrators know that they need to have – but they can’t always explain why they need it, or how to accurately size it.
On IA-64 systems, each page file can be as large as 32 terabytes.