Pagefile and Swapfile - Why Both?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Rock Hunter, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Rock Hunter

    Rock Hunter MDL Senior Member

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    Perhaps somebody knows why there is both a Pagefile and a Swapfile in Windows 8?
     
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    100 MDL Expert

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  3. DM-moinmoin

    DM-moinmoin MDL Junior Member

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    It's not correct, 100.
    hiberfil.sys = hybridstart and sleep
    pagefile.sys = pagefile
    swapfile = Windows 8 Apps "pagefile".
     
  4. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    So since i dont use metro apps, i can delete the swapfile? :eek:
     
  5. DM-moinmoin

    DM-moinmoin MDL Junior Member

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    #6 DM-moinmoin, Nov 21, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012
    You can try it. But its only 260MB It's not worth !?

    @ 100 :biggrin: s**t, typo.Is changed.
     
  6. Luckie

    Luckie MDL Junior Member

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    Try to disable the normal pagefile. Does this also disable this new one?