Windows 10: Not using paging file

Discus and support Not using paging file in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I bought an external SSD HD (1 TB) and connected it to my WIN-10 machine (Ver 2004, OS build 19041.572). I set up the following: c:\paging.sys ----... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by vslewis, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. vslewis Win User

    Not using paging file

    I bought an external SSD HD (1 TB) and connected it to my WIN-10 machine (Ver 2004, OS build 19041.572).
    I set up the following:
    c:\paging.sys ---- Min size: 1GB; Max size: 2GB
    F:\paging.sys --- System managed size

    At first, I tried to just have a paging file in F: but OS would not create a paging file in the F: drive and would default
    to create it in C: as automatically managed. After several tries and permutations, I wound up with the above (initially larger file size for C:\paging.sys - max 5GB).

    Right now the paging file is configured as stated above.

    My problem is that even though the OS sees the F:\paging.sys file, all tools tell me that nothing writes to this file (task-manager, performance-monitor).

    My goal was to improve performance by increasing the IO speed to the paging file.

    I be grateful for any suggestions.

    vslewis, Oct 26, 2020
  2. psyko12 Win User

    Page File

    Set minimum and maximum to a constant number as suggested by others, that will help reduce fragmentation on the drive coz of different page file sizing.
    psyko12, Oct 26, 2020
  3. Page File

    I would never turn off your page file. Ever. EVER! I put my page file on a separate partition in the middle of the HD, so it is about 2% faster! If you have to mess with your page file, do what I did.
    PVTCaboose1337, Oct 26, 2020
  4. temp02 Win User

    Not using paging file

    Paging File

    Diskeeper does this (it's not free also), or
    disable page file, restart computer, delete C:\pagefile.sys, defragment drive C:, enable page file again.
    temp02, Oct 26, 2020

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