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hdb
Posted: April 6th, 2008, 11:10am Report to Moderator
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Hi, I have a 2001 Sony Vaio Desktop 1.5 ghz. 512mb ram.   I have taken a few steps to increase performance and the computer is running well. My question is about the pagefile, it's set on the fat32 c drive. Can I move it to the ntfs d drive ? or is it better to leave it alone. I'm not computer savy so please bear with me if this is a stupid question. The reason I'm asking is, it's my niece's computer and it would give her more space on the hard drive if I move it.  The fat 32 c drive is 16gb and the ntfs d drive is 40gb. I have the pagefile set at 1gb. Thank you for your time and response, Herb
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hdb
Posted: April 6th, 2008, 3:58pm Report to Moderator
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the OS is windows xp Home and the D drive is a partition, Herb
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Snakeyes
Posted: April 9th, 2008, 4:57am Report to Moderator
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Go ahead and move it, there will be a minimal, if any performance hit.
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joopzelf
Posted: April 13th, 2008, 2:42am Report to Moderator
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Eh.. exactly *how* does one move the pagefile?
And another reason to move it, apart from performance, could be to make more room on the c-drive.
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wtayo2
Posted: April 13th, 2008, 5:38am Report to Moderator
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Moving the pagefile in XP can be accomplished in the following manner. Go to Control Panel>System>Advanced, Click on the Settings button in the Performance section, Then click on the Advanced tab, Click the Change button in the Virtual Memory section,
In the Virtual memory windows the highlighted drive is where your pagefile is now located.  Click on your "D" drive at the top of the window - The data in the next section will change to show that you want the pagefile to be on the "D" drive. Make sure the "System managed size" button is selected, click "Set" and then OK several times to get completely out. You will have to reboot to complete the change.
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wtayo2
Posted: April 13th, 2008, 5:53am Report to Moderator
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Here is some follow-up information. After the reboot run a cleaning program like Ray's A1 Click Ultra, or look for XP's Disk Cleanup in Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools. After running the cleaner program, reboot and do a Disk Defragmenter which is also located in the System Tools folder.
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joopzelf
Posted: April 13th, 2008, 4:10pm Report to Moderator
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Thanks! (For a Baby Member you're quite well informed!)
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