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The Page File Guide for Windows 10, 8.1 And 7

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  1. ireland

    ireland Active member

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    The Page File Guide for Windows 10, 8.1 And 7

    The paging file is often a hot but overlooked topic that when configured properly it would not only smooth out overall the performance but also save us a lot of disk space at the end. Most of us leaves it to Windows to manage to phrase out a best practice for our Windows system because, well, we all trust its expertise, don’t we? While it does allow you to run the system without worrying about the size of the page file in most situations, there are also two potential issues that are often overlooked,
    • Disk space – on a system with a lot of RAM installed the page file will be huge.
    • Page file fragmentation – if the page file expands and shrinks it can cause disk fragmentation and poor performance.
    Therefore, manually configuring the page file for you system is recommended, especially when you have tons of RAM installed.

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