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.
- 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).
- Click the Advanced tab. In the Performance section, click the Settings.
- In Performance Options, Click the Advanced tab. Under the Virtual memory section, click on the Change .
- 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.
- To apply the changes you made, you need to restart the 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.
- 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.
- After you complete the steps, you will experience boost in performance while running apps on the device.
- RAM, virtual memory, pagefile, and memory management in Windows
- How to Enable or Disable AutoPlay in Windows 10
- How to Use Windows 10 PC as a Mobile Hotspot
- Fix Windows 10 Disk Space Issues Automatically with Storage Sense
- How to Remove RDP Connection Entries from Windows Remote Desktop Connection Client | Windows 10
- How to Turn On Search Indexer Respect Device Power Mode Settings in Windows 10 | Easy Way
- How to Customize Folders Appearance in Windows 10 Start Menu
- How to Check ConfigMgr Task Sequence Size | SCCM
- FIX Error Code 0x800f0922 Windows 10 Update Failed to Install
- How to Set Default Tab for Task Manager in Windows 10