Virtual Memory

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How do you go about adding virtual memory to your system?
I keep getting messages "not enough virtual memory".
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_upgrade (More info?)

    Hi David,

    The following steps describes how to change the size of virtual memory on a
    Windows 2000 system.

    Open System in Control Panel.
    On the Advanced tab, click Performance Options, and under Virtual memory,
    click Change.
    In the Drive list, click the drive that contains the paging file you want
    to change.
    Under Paging file size for selected drive, type a new paging file size in
    megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, and then click
    If you decrease the size of either the minimum or maximum page file
    settings, you must restart your computer to see the effects of those
    changes. Increases typically do not require a restart.


    You must be logged on as an administrator to the local computer to change
    the size of your computer's paging file.
    For best performance, set the initial size to not less than the recommended
    size under Total paging file size for all drives. The recommended size is
    equivalent to 1.5 times the amount of RAM on your system.
    Usually, you should leave the paging file at its recommended size, although
    you might increase its size if you routinely use programs that require a
    lot of memory.
    To delete a paging file, set both initial size and maximum size to zero.

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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