Problem disabling Windows 7 pagefile.

June 14, 2011 at 08:00:28
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, C2D/8GB DDR3
I got 8GB of DDR3 RAM running under Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and trying to disable completely the pagefile for my SSD. But after restart I am getting a message "Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occurred with your paging file configuration when you started your computer"

Intel Core2Duo E6850 @ FSB 400MHz*9 = 3.6GHz
Processor codename: Conroe
Cooler Master Hyper TX3@ Vcore 1.475(±34 idle|±62 loaded)
MSI P45-C51
KVR DDR3 1333MHz 2GB x 4 @ 1280MHz
Stock Cooling @ Vdimm 1.55v 7-7-7-20
Asus ATi HD6850 DDR5 1GB @ Core 940 Mem 4600MHz
LG GSA-H42L Light Scribe FW:SL01


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#2
June 14, 2011 at 17:25:24
Why disable it? I can't see what you are expecting to gain by doing so. Some apps expect a small page file to be there whether it's used or not. It seems Windows 7 Ultimate x64 expects it too.

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#3
June 14, 2011 at 18:37:41
As I am currently using SSD for my system drive C:, I am trying to minimize writing on the disk as pagefile will be using it alot.
Last time I don't have problem disabling it at all on the same OS. Must be something wrong that causing it to auto create a temporary pagefile every time it boots up.

Intel Core2Duo E6850 @ FSB 400MHz*9 = 3.6GHz
Processor codename: Conroe
Cooler Master Hyper TX3@ Vcore 1.475(±34 idle|±62 loaded)
MSI P45-C51
KVR DDR3 1333MHz 2GB x 4 @ 1280MHz
Stock


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#4
June 14, 2011 at 19:18:29
Take the point about you not having had any trouble disabling the pagefile on Win7 before and that you are using SSD, therefore wish to minimise activity.

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#5
June 14, 2011 at 19:24:14
If you do not have one, install a traditional SATA hard drive (WD 500GB Black SATA 6GB/Sec 32bit cache would be my choice) and use it for general files storage or as a back up drive BUT also put a paging file on it and that should satisfy Windows and your programs (though a paging file on your SSD drive would be faster) without adding unnecessary read/writes to your SSD if you are worried about longevity.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
June 15, 2011 at 00:17:25
I use SSD and I do not have a paging file. My computer works well without it.

I disabled Paging file through System Properties and I also disabled Paging Executive in Registry.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\

DisablePagingExecutive=(DWORD) 1

You have to open the Registry Editor with Admin rights in order to make changes in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE hive.

Hope this helps.

CoolGuy


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