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Move the Paging File 3:50-6:36 Let's go ahead and do that right now. I'm going to turn this option off to automatically manage the paging file size for all drives, and let's move the paging file off of C over here onto E. So I've got C currently selected, and we specified that the size of the file be managed by the system automatically. Let's change that, let's click on no paging file, and we'll click set. Now when we do, it warns us that, "Hey, you don't have a paging file right now, and you're gonna have problems." That's okay, we're going to fix that presently. We'll click yes, now let's click the E drive, and let's assign the paging file to the E drive instead of to the C drive. Now we could allow the system to manage the size of the file, or we could manually configure it ourselves. Notice that we have to configure the initial size of the paging file, and then the maximum size of the paging file. The initial size represents the size that the file will be when the system first powers on, and then Windows will dynamically increase the size of the file as needed until it hits the maximum that we specified. Let's go ahead and start off with a much larger paging file than we currently have. Let's start off with one that is two gigabytes in size. And remember we said that a paging file should be maxing out around two times the amount of physically installed RAM in the system. The system has four gigs installed. So, let's set our maximum size to about eight gigs. 8,192, and I'll click set.
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So at this point our paging file has been moved from C over here to E, and we've dramatically increased the size of that paging file. I'll go ahead and click OK. Now, at this point the total size of the paging file for all drives has increased dramatically. It's 3,456, and you might be thinking, "Wait a minute, how come it's that big, we set the initial size to 2,048?" Well, it's because we haven't officially moved the paging file off of the C drive yet. So we have the old paging file. It's about 1,407, or 1,408, I can't remember on the C drive, plus the new 2,048 megabyte paging file we just created on E. As soon as I hit okay, and then reboot the system, then the old paging file off of C will be removed, and we'll just use the paging file on the E drive. Click OK, OK again, and now let's reboot the system and implement the change. All right, the system is now rebooted, let's, once again, access our advanced system settings. Go to our performance settings, and then on the advanced tab notice now that the paging file size for all drives is now at 2,048. We click on change, we see that there is no paging file on C now, the paging file is now on E data. Split the Paging File across Two Drives 6:37-7:35 Now, while the system was rebooting, I actually powered it off and added a new drive to the system.Here's a quick little performance tip. If you have a heavily utilized system that is really getting beat up all the time, and that paging file is being used a lot, you can actually increase performance slightly again by taking that paging file and splitting it across two drives instead of just one.
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