What is the recommended Page File Size on Windows 10


  1. Posts : 56
    Windows 10
       #1

    What is the recommended Page File Size on Windows 10


    Hi, I'm running short of space on my Windows 10 64 bit PC. I carried out a clean install of windows 10 approx 2 months ago. I have a 256 SSD with 16 GB Ram and the page size is set at 25466 MB. Is this too big.
    I also run Disk clean-up and then system files, and it showed up 6GB under Windows update clean-up, can this be deleted.
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,515
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    The recommended page file size is to just let Windows 10 manage it.

    Yes, Windows Update files can be deleted.

    Another way to free drive space is to disable hibernation:
    Code:
    powercfg -h off
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  3. Posts : 38,385
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #3

    Consider these default settings:

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    Place the dot for C: System managed size
    Check the box to Automatically manage paging file size for all drives
    Reboot to maintain settings.


    To free up drive space see this tutorial:
    Free Up Drive Space in Windows 10
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  4. sygnus21's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (x64) 20H2 (19042.928)
       #4

    As noted - Windows managed. Use above zbook image
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  5. Posts : 56
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Hi and thanks to all who responded, I have been able to claw back space and now have 90GB free. Using Wiztree I have found "NO Extensions" taking up 7GB data. Is this normal and how can you identify the files.

    Also if I disable hibernation( I assume you use this command, powercfg h off, on an elevated prompt) which is taking up 8GB space, do I loose the ability to put the PC in to sleep mode. I dont have a hibernation mode on the Power button
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  6. Steve C's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #6

    I've noticed recent updates to Windows 10 have required a smaller automatic page file size
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  7. sygnus21's Avatar
    Posts : 5,374
    Win 10 Pro (x64) 20H2 (19042.928)
       #7

    Steve C said:
    I've noticed recent updates to Windows 10 have required a smaller automatic page file size
    That's interesting. I've never ever looked there after an update so I can't say one way or the other.
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