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How do free up memory (release) without having to re-start the computer every time?

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:35 am
by Debugger
How do free up (release) memory without having to re-start the computer every time?

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Re: How do free up memory (release) without having to re-start the computer every time?

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:58 pm
by therube
(Not particularly familiar with pagefile.sys, but by default...)

Does the size of pagefile.sys change?
(I wouldn't think it would, particularly, unless perhaps if you changed the amount of physical RAM.)
Does restarting the computer have any effect on its size?
(Again, I would not think so?)


(Though since you did bring up the topic, I did take the opportunity to delete 2 pagefile.sys that aren't, haven't been of/in use since 2018 [when I installed Windows after a drive went bad]. C: had 1 & H: had 1. C: is because I had an initial [unused] install into C:. H: not sure? E: is my system drive.)

Re: How do free up memory (release) without having to re-start the computer every time?

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:12 am
by horst.epp
therube wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:58 pm
(Not particularly familiar with pagefile.sys, but by default...)

Does the size of pagefile.sys change?
(I wouldn't think it would, particularly, unless perhaps if you changed the amount of physical RAM.)
Does restarting the computer have any effect on its size?
(Again, I would not think so?)


(Though since you did bring up the topic, I did take the opportunity to delete 2 pagefile.sys that aren't, haven't been of/in use since 2018 [when I installed Windows after a drive went bad]. C: had 1 & H: had 1. C: is because I had an initial [unused] install into C:. H: not sure? E: is my system drive.)
The pagefile.sys size can only be reconfigured and will be changed after an reboot.
There is no need and also no way to manipulate its current size in the running Windows.