Disabling the pagefile will impair Windows ability to efficiently manage memory. Some of the memory management features of Windows 10 require there be an adequately sized pagefile. Also note that disabling the pagefile does not disable paging, only one form of it. Overall levels paging may well be higher.
Thanks for all the pointers.
42G - well yes, I just like to keep quite a lot of data and I didn't want to fork out for a disk upgrade. It has been OK with Win 7. Oh and because I also (have to have) a small unix dual boot partition which consumes another 15G
I have moved Windows.old over to the data drive (except those files which produced a complaint) which won me about 6G. At first sight it seems better, thanks for the tip
Yes G gig not M meg, sorry, really hdds were that small once. Some time ago (1983?) I worked for this outfit making unix boxes, which had a 10M hdd (I mean M this time) which had 8M of unix o/s and therefore a glorious 2M for data, ie 6 floppies worth. It wasn't a success
Good Morning All! Not to bump this old thread, but I was hoping to get a straight ahead answer of the question I posted just above on post #51. I really appreciate that.
Personally I wouldn't bother. If you have an SSD it will act just like RAM so there's no speed advantage. And since you have about 7gb of ram you would need much more to make use of disabling the paging.
Note that by virtual memory system I do not mean one that has a pagefile. You can have a fully functional virtual memory system without a pagefile. It just won't operate with optimum efficiency.
An SSD does not operate anything like RAM. Even the fastest SSDs are much slower than RAM and they work in entirely different ways.Personally I wouldn't bother. If you have an SSD it will act just like RAM so there's no speed advantage. And since you have about 7gb of ram you would need much more to make use of disabling the paging.
On my pc I have 16 GB pf RAM but on my Laptop I have 4GB of ram and it works good so you should be good