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Option to disable pagefile?


ernesto
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First of it says xp pro x86 on your page not 64bit, just a heads up.

Windows wouldnt allow the pagefile to eat up all that space if there isnt space for it. At least thats my experience with running vmware with small drive at 4gb f.ex

2GB install i have never tried, i wouldnt recommend it, unless you know what youre doing.

A properly nlited windows would thrive just fine on 2gb. windows xp x64 with dotnet 3.5 etc installed and just drivers (not nlited) windows folder only takes up 2.3gb, so 2gb wouldnt then be enough.

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Kind of.

Can just speak for W2K right now, since my XP still waits, to be nlited.

Windows suggests, as minimum, about 1.5 times of actual RAM-size for the pagefile.

Have 3GB RAM now (just upgraded from 1GB), the minimum was suggested to be min and max 1.5GB before, it suggests 4.5GB for the pagefile now..

Never used more then 512MB though...

(that´s, why I set it to 512MB and kept it)

Waste of space !

That´s why I got RAM, so Windows shall use it !

Since I´m working with GIMP and Blender, there has to be a big temp-folder, of cause.

(basically, half of my IDE-HDD, just for this purpose)

The funny part about it is :

It always worked without problems.

(with more RAM, definitely faster, but same settings)

But Windows increased the values dynamically, without any performance-gain !

(tested it, in several different setups, on my testpartition un-nlited)

Same amount of pagefile used, same processor workload, same task, same speed...

The only noticable (but neglectable) performance-gain was, when W98SE was installed on the IDE-HDD (C:), W2K and XP on the RAID0 (D:).

The pagefiles were cross (D: for C: and vice versa).

Agi

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isn't it the default state ?

Yes but the 'system' disabled it and now I have to re-enable it and I was thinking with a vbs or some scripting it could be done... :unsure:

Are you talking about this? :

PAGEFILECONFIG.vbs /parameter [arguments]

Description:

Enables an administrator to display and configure a system's

paging file Virtual Memory settings.

Parameter List:

/Change Changes a system's existing paging file

Virtual Memory settings.

/Create Creates/Adds an additional "Paging File" to a system.

/Delete Deletes a "Paging File" from a system.

/Query Displays a system's paging file

Virtual Memory settings.

Examples:

PAGEFILECONFIG.vbs

PAGEFILECONFIG.vbs /?

PAGEFILECONFIG.vbs /Change /?

PAGEFILECONFIG.vbs /Create /?

PAGEFILECONFIG.vbs /Delete /?

PAGEFILECONFIG.vbs /Query /?

To use VBS scripts on puter you need to have it enabled, it should be enabled by default, i dont have it enabled but you can invoke this file regardless with simply calling:

cscript %windir%\system32\pagefileconfig.vbs /?

from a command line promt

Hold Windows key and hit R while holding windows key (or goto start menu/run), type cmd + hit enter key.

there are many ways to manipulate pagefile, i never used this way, but thats what you asked for so..

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isn't it the default state ?

Yes but the 'system' disabled it and now I have to re-enable it and I was thinking with a vbs or some scripting it could be done... :unsure:

Are you talking about this? :

PAGEFILECONFIG.vbs /parameter [arguments]

Description:

Enables an administrator to display and configure a system's

paging file Virtual Memory settings.

Parameter List:

/Change Changes a system's existing paging file

Virtual Memory settings.

/Create Creates/Adds an additional "Paging File" to a system.

/Delete Deletes a "Paging File" from a system.

/Query Displays a system's paging file

Virtual Memory settings.

Examples:

PAGEFILECONFIG.vbs

PAGEFILECONFIG.vbs /?

PAGEFILECONFIG.vbs /Change /?

PAGEFILECONFIG.vbs /Create /?

PAGEFILECONFIG.vbs /Delete /?

PAGEFILECONFIG.vbs /Query /?

To use VBS scripts on puter you need to have it enabled, it should be enabled by default, i dont have it enabled but you can invoke this file regardless with simply calling:

cscript %windir%\system32\pagefileconfig.vbs /?

from a command line promt

Hold Windows key and hit R while holding windows key (or goto start menu/run), type cmd + hit enter key.

there are many ways to manipulate pagefile, i never used this way, but thats what you asked for so..

Ok thanks, that's what I discovered also in BDD 2007 :rolleyes:

Thanks for help, it's working now

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