by Barry Dysert
(last updated August 8, 2016)
At some point in time you may want to move your page file to a different location. Perhaps you've gotten a new disk whose size and/or speed is more appropriate to hold the page file. Whatever the case, you can move your page file to a different location by following these steps:
Figure 1. The System Properties dialog box.
Figure 2. The Performance Options dialog box.
Figure 3. The Virtual Memory dialog box.
You may now decide to remove the old page file from the previous drive. To do this, go through the same steps, but in step 9 select the old disk where the page file used to be and click the No Paging File radio button.
If you are using Windows 7, the steps to move the page file are almost identical; the biggest difference is in getting to the System Properties dialog box. You can follow these steps to display the dialog box:
Once at the dialog box you can continue with the earlier steps, starting with step 3.
This tip (12706) applies to Windows 7, 8, and 10.
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