Files swap (swap-files) are used to increase the total amount of virtual memory that can be activated by all processes running on the computer.In Windows swap files can be placed on one or more hard drives .When installing the system creates one paging file resizable.It is located on the same drive on which the operating system was installed.To optimize performance or for other reasons, it may be necessary to move the paging file to another disk.
- Administrator rights in Windows.
Open the System Settings dialog box.To do this, click on the icon "My Computer", located on the desktop.In the context menu select "Properties."
Open the Performance Options dialog box control.In the "System Properties" click on the title of "Advanced" tab.Click on the "Options" button located in the group of controls, "Speed."Open dialogue "Performance Options".
Open dialog settings use virtual memory.Switch to the "Advanced" tab by clicking on its title.Th
e group controls "Virtual Memory," click on "Edit" button.Open dialogue "Virtual Memory".It will display relevant information about the current settings of virtual memory.The list is located at the top of the dialog will contain information on the availability and size of the file swap hard disks computer.Each item in the list corresponds to one of the disks.When you select a list of detailed information on setting the swap file on the corresponding drive will be displayed in the Controls group, "The size of the swap file for selected drive".
Transfer swap file to another disk.In the "Virtual Memory", click on the entry for the drive, which at the moment is the swap file .The group controls " paging file size for selected drive " activate switch "No paging file ".Then click "Ask."In the list, select the drive on which the file should be transferred swap .The group controls " paging file size for selected drive " activate switch "Custom size" or "at the choice of the system size."If you select "Custom size", set the minimum and maximum amount of the swap file in the appropriate fields.Click "Set".Click "OK" in the dialogue "Virtual Memory," "Performance Options" and "System Properties".
Restart the computer.After closing the dialog "System Properties" window appears prompting you to reboot.Click "Yes".Wait until the computer restarts.
Setting too small paging file size can lead to a shortage of virtual memory when you run many programs, or programs, memory-demand applications.
Setting a fixed size swap file, followed by its defragmentation can significantly increase the load the operating system and PC.
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