69. How Do I Move The Windows Paging File To
This is a tip that can help increase performance.
However before you start YOU MUST HAVE TWO
HARD DRIVES on your system. If you don't
have two hard drives then you CANNOT
move the paging file.
- Click the Start button.
- From the Start menu select, Control
- In Control panel click the System Icon.
- When the System Properties
Window opens click the Advanced
- At the top of the Advanced
Tab you will see a section marked
- Click the Settings button
in the performance Section.
- When the Performance window opens click the
- At the bottom of the window you will see a
section marked Virtual Memory.
Click the Change button.
- The Virtual Memory window now opens.
- You will now see details of your paging file
and the drive it is stored on.
- Now Select The Drive you
want to change the paging file to (an
alternative drive to c:).
- Under the Total Paging File Size for
All Drives you will see a figure in
MB (megabytes). This is the
Recommended paging file size.
- Click on the Custom Size
Option and in the Initial Size
dialog box enter the Recommended
- In the Maximum Size option
box type in Twice the
recommended value figure.
- Now click the Set button.
- Now select your C: drive
from the details box and then put a 'tick' in
the No Paging File option.
- Once again click Set.
- Finally click OK on each
window to Exit the System
- You will need to reboot
your pc for the changes in the paging file to