Page file behavior question

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by spacednow, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. spacednow

    spacednow MDL Member

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    If I set page files on 2 HDDs, is win7 "smart" about which one to use at given times, or will it default to one and only use the other when first is full?
     
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  2. Ackers

    Ackers MDL Novice

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    I have had multi pagefiles

    Xp would use which ever HD was faster

    HD 1 - 4 GB pagefile - Win 9x/me (Boot) (Swap file compatible with Xp)
    HD 2 - 4 GB pagefile - Xp (Boot, System) (8 GB when Using two HD's)

    Now...

    Internal HD SATA II - 4 Gb pagefile - Win 7 x64 (boot, System)
    * External USB HD - 4 Gb pagefile - Win 7 x32 (System)

    * haven't got it to work yet
     
  3. spacednow

    spacednow MDL Member

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    I wonder if this carries over to Windows 7. Before I had 3 drives, and put the page file on one otherwise only used for long time file storage. I put another comp together from spare parts and only have 2 HDDs now. It would be nice to think windows would be "smart" enough to use the drive least busy with something else; but who knows? (Somebody here I hope) LOL
     
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  4. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    Best advice for pagefile in Windows 7.......

    LEAVE IT ALONE........Windows 7 knows how to manage it much better than we could........messing around with it could only screw things up..

    my 2 $
     
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