Thanks. I am aware that not all edits are actually useful and that one I had no idea how to test other than the authors claim.
I am watching an explanation of virtual memory on YouTube and how it is just disk space to enlarge the system memory to hold programs. I am also reading that how the operating system divides virtual memory into pages and how it assists the physical memory at http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/V/vir...
If its just there to assist the physical memory when it has reached its maximum capacity, isn't there a better way to shut it down or manage it other than the way the Operating System is currently doing? By that question I am talking about an easy to install registry edit, maybe a snap in of some sort or something similar, without having to understand this site http://www.brokenthorn.com/Resource... (4/5 down the page).
Is there a way that one can manage it so that nothing is stored in it when not in use or nothing is saved from programs that have used it in the past(ie programs used in the same session but not in current use)if thats why it takes so long to clear when shut down?
I think I could format my partition in 30 seconds, and the VM is set to just above the amount of physical memory.
If I start the computer and shut it down immediately after boot without loading any programs shouldn't it shut down comparably as quick as if there was no virtual memory set? I hadn't started any programs other than whatever XP needs to have its operating system up and running and of course the firewall/antivirus software.
Is there a way to do this without having to add a usb device to enable more RAM assuming that doing this will allow the new memory to react like physical memory when shut down(quick)?