Windows 10: How to Back up, Move, or Delete PageFile.sys on shutdown in Windows 10

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    How to Back up, Move, or Delete PageFile.sys on shutdown in Windows 10

    WinClub, Oct 27, 2020
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  2. Clear Pagefile on Shutdown


    I've been looking into clearing the pagefile, and I found the following steps at a somewhat dated webpage:
    1. In the registry editor, navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
    2. Set ClearPageFileAtShutdown to the REG_DWORD value of 1.
    3. Restart Windows.
    I'm just wondering whether those steps are still valid, and, if so, does clearing the pagefile work as advertised?
     
    gregyurkon, Oct 27, 2020
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  3. makwy2 Win User
    Deleting Hiberfil & Pagefile

    Howdy,

    So I have a 60gb SSD with Windows 7 and Office on it (all specs are listed <--- under my username). I have a 12gb pagefile and a 9gb hiberfil, is it possible to delete those or make it so that hiberfil at the very least is no longer created? I just want a little free space on there for future use.

    Thoughts?
     
    makwy2, Oct 27, 2020
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  4. Drone Win User

    How to Back up, Move, or Delete PageFile.sys on shutdown in Windows 10

    Deleting Hiberfil & Pagefile

    Pagefile size depends on RAM, just find optimal value and stick to that.

    If you use SSD and want more free space then disable System Restore. It is far more efficient than disabling hiberfil

    After disabling hibernation hiberfil.sys gets deleted automatically.
     
    Drone, Oct 27, 2020
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