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Paging file problem

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November 29, 2011 3:22:58 PM

So I just installed Win7 on my ssd. I went to the paging file tab and turned off paging file for my os partition and made a new partition for paging file only. When I restarted and checked to make sure everything was in working order, it said total paging files for all drives 200MB. I set the max paging file to 6GB and I checked to see if my relocation of it was in the volume I wanted and it was still there 6GB but when I look at the previous window it still says 200MB for all drives?? Dont know what Im doing wrong.

Also I know that with an ssd I dont need paging files but I also have a HD for storage so it was mainly for that.

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a c 366 $ Windows 7
November 29, 2011 3:38:31 PM

Paging file is not for the type of drive at all, you can have a magic water based drive and it will use the drive for some paging file. SSD or regular drive does not matter. The reason people move the paging file off the SSD is to minimize wear on the drive.

6gb is way too much, turn off page file on the SSD if you want and set it to 2 gig for both min and max on the second drive. Make sure you click OK or Apply to save the settings.
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November 29, 2011 3:41:57 PM

ok so basically get rid of that partition I made on the ssd dedicated to paging file? then make a partition on hd for 2GB paging file?
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a c 366 $ Windows 7
November 29, 2011 3:45:28 PM

Why make a partition for the paging file? Waste of time, it's a temporary storage space, no need to create a partition for it. It's like building a tiny house for your dinner before you eat it.

Don't make a partition on any drive for it. Set the page file to 0 on the SSD, and set it to 2 gig (that should be plenty) on the regular drive.
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November 29, 2011 4:00:58 PM

ok thx. Also I want to make my os separate from everything else. Now all the folders are on my os drive how do I put them on a different partition?
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a c 366 $ Windows 7
November 29, 2011 4:09:01 PM

You can move the My Documents store to a different place, just change the location where it points to, but the programs you're better off re-installing on the other drive. If you just move them it will cause issues with things starting.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 29, 2011 8:03:44 PM

gneosis said:
So I just installed Win7 on my ssd. I went to the paging file tab and turned off paging file for my os partition and made a new partition for paging file only. When I restarted and checked to make sure everything was in working order, it said total paging files for all drives 200MB. I set the max paging file to 6GB and I checked to see if my relocation of it was in the volume I wanted and it was still there 6GB but when I look at the previous window it still says 200MB for all drives?? Dont know what Im doing wrong.

Also I know that with an ssd I dont need paging files but I also have a HD for storage so it was mainly for that.

3-4GB is enough for the most (98%) users, if u have at least 6GB and more...

If W7 needs to page and u don't have enough, it will increase it by itself : )
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December 9, 2011 8:11:42 AM

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a b $ Windows 7
December 9, 2011 1:56:28 PM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr.
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