That's just an opinion, not a statement of fact. The reputation this place has more than anything else is "Hey, go there and that's where you find those hacks/cracks/patches/loaders/KMS/etc that allow you to use Windows illegitimately..." if you want a statement of fact. Anyway, the information I've presented is basically the same info that Russinovich himself preaches when it comes to system optimization and performance. The page file != virtual memory, it's just one aspect of the virtual memory subsystem, and the old methods of 1.5x physical chip RAM are no longer valid and are now considered to be avoided at all costs whenever possible. Since the average computer owner never bothers with such things, Windows has changed over the years and doesn't necessarily require that or even make that an actual case usage pattern - I've worked on laptops with 4GB of RAM that have a system managed 2GB page file, some other systems have 6GB, etc, it depends on the case usage of the actual computer itself being tested. But you folks have fun tinkering,yep.