How to Manage Virtual Memory Page File Size in Windows 10

Let’s see how to manage virtual memory page file size in windows 10. Increase the size of the paging file can help to boost system performance. Paging is a memory management scheme by which a computer stores and retrieves data from secondary storage for use in main memory. In this scheme, the operating system retrieves data from secondary storage in same-size blocks called pages.

Paging is an important part of virtual memory implementations in modern operating systems, using secondary storage to let programs exceed available physical memory size.

Pagefile in Windows 10 is a hidden system file with the. SYS extension that is stored on your computer’s system drive (usually C:). The Pagefile allows the system to perform smoothly by reducing the physical memory or RAM workload, and its applications use it as and when required.

Manage Virtual Memory Page File Size in Windows 10

To increase Page File size in Windows 10, let’s follow these steps –

  • In Windows 10 device, Select Start and then click the Settings. Select the System.
How to Manage Virtual Memory Page File Size in Windows 10
How to Manage Virtual Memory Page File Size in Windows 10
  • Click on About. Under the Related settings section, click the Advanced system settings option.

Note – If you are not using the latest Windows 10 Version, the location and size of the page file is configured in System Properties (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System).

How to Manage Virtual Memory Page File Size in Windows 10
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  • Click the Advanced tab. In the Performance section, click the Settings.
How to Manage Virtual Memory Page File Size in Windows 10
How to Manage Virtual Memory Page File Size in Windows 10
  • In Performance Options, Click the Advanced tab. Under the Virtual memory section, click on the Change .
How to Manage Virtual Memory Page File Size in Windows 10
How to Manage Virtual Memory Page File Size in Windows 10
  • To Set a Custom Size for Paging File Size on a Specific Drive, Uncheck the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives option.
  • Select the Custom size option, specify the Initial and Maximum size for the paging file in megabytes (MB). Click on the Set button, then click on OK.
How to Manage Virtual Memory Page File Size in Windows 10
How to Manage Virtual Memory Page File Size in Windows 10
  • To apply the changes you made, you need to restart the computer.
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Click OK to Restart your computer
  • Set Size of Paging File on a Specific Drive to be System Managed. Repeat the same process described above. Uncheck the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives option. Select a Drive [Volume Label] you want to have its paging file size system managed. Select System managed size. To apply the changes you made, you need to restart the computer.
How to Manage Virtual Memory Page File Size in Windows 10
How to Manage Virtual Memory Page File Size in Windows 10
  • Set Size of Paging File on All Drives to be System Managed. Repeat the same process described above. Check the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives option, and click on OK. To apply the changes you made, you need to restart the computer.
How to Manage Virtual Memory Page File Size in Windows 10
How to Manage Virtual Memory Page File Size in Windows 10
  • After you complete the steps, you will experience boost in performance while running apps on the device.

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