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  • this system is running the latest version of Windows 7/ultimate. It has two gigs of memory as well as two hard disks, C: and D:. The D: disk is considerably faster than the C: disk. I want to bring all of virtual memory over to the D: drive. How can I do that best and leave only the required amount on the C: drive?
    • Moved by Ronnie VernonMVP Wednesday, September 8, 2010 12:48 PM Focus (From:Windows 7 Miscellaneous)
    • Changed type Leo Huang Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:36 AM
    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 3:19 PM

Answers

  • Hi greenber, you can change virtual memory on these following steps:

    1 Right click “Computer” and select “Properties”

    2 Select “Advanced system settings” on left side.

    3 Click “Settings” of “Performance”

    4 Click “Advanced”

    5 Click “Change” of Virtual memory

    6 unselect “Automatically manage paging file size for all drivers”

    7 Set the size for driver what you want.

    8 Click “Ok”

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang


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    • Proposed as answer by cschaar Thursday, September 9, 2010 8:24 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Tuesday, September 14, 2010 12:52 AM
    Thursday, September 9, 2010 6:44 AM
  • A good article for you to read. Although it is for XP.

    Virtual Memory in Windows XP - Alex Nichol (MS-MVP - Windows Storage Management/File Systems

    http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php

    Please note: we provide this third party link for technical use only. There may be some changes without notice. Microsoft doesn't guarantee any accurcy on contacting information.


    Leon Liu - Technical Lead
    • Marked as answer by Leon Liu - MS Friday, September 17, 2010 5:32 AM
    Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:38 AM

All replies

  • Hi greenber, you can change virtual memory on these following steps:

    1 Right click “Computer” and select “Properties”

    2 Select “Advanced system settings” on left side.

    3 Click “Settings” of “Performance”

    4 Click “Advanced”

    5 Click “Change” of Virtual memory

    6 unselect “Automatically manage paging file size for all drivers”

    7 Set the size for driver what you want.

    8 Click “Ok”

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Proposed as answer by cschaar Thursday, September 9, 2010 8:24 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Tuesday, September 14, 2010 12:52 AM
    Thursday, September 9, 2010 6:44 AM
  • yes, I had discovered this earlier and had put the virtual memory swap file on the faster, D: drive. Then I went to reduce the swap file on the C: drive and Windows 7 had a conniption and refused to let me reduce it down to zero bytes. My virtual swap file is about 6000 MB. How small can I reduce the original swap file on the C: drive to force all swapping to take place on the D: drive? Right now I have a large swap file on both drives.

     

    Thanks!

     

    Ross

    Friday, September 10, 2010 12:48 AM
  • A good article for you to read. Although it is for XP.

    Virtual Memory in Windows XP - Alex Nichol (MS-MVP - Windows Storage Management/File Systems

    http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php

    Please note: we provide this third party link for technical use only. There may be some changes without notice. Microsoft doesn't guarantee any accurcy on contacting information.


    Leon Liu - Technical Lead
    • Marked as answer by Leon Liu - MS Friday, September 17, 2010 5:32 AM
    Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:38 AM
  • On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 06:38:31 +0000, Leon Liu - MS [MSFT] wrote:

    A good article for you to read. Although it is for XP.

    Virtual Memory in Windows XP - Alex Nichol (MS-MVP - Windows Storage Management/File Systems

    http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php

    I'll just add that I too think it's an excellent article, and almost
    everything there remains pertinent to Windows 7.


    Ken Blake
    Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:30 PM