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How to change virtual memory space?

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Introduction:

Virtual memory is essential for Windows and the default is set to C drive. Project may encounter issues when C drive runs out of space and virtual memory has no more space to swap.

More Information:

Here are the steps to change the virtual memory location in Windows. Goto “Computer” and right click, select on “properties”.

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Click Windows > Control Panel > System > Advanced system settings link.

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Click Advanced > Settings…

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Under Performace Options page, Virtual memory, click “Change…” button.

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Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives. Select C drive, select No paging file and click “Set” button.

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A message box will pop up and click on Yes.

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Select another drive, in this example, the next drive is K. Set custom size. Virtual memory is usually twice the system memory. Set Intial size and Maximum size value, click on “Set” button.

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Click on Ok and a message box will pop up to ask for restart computer.

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After applying the change, Click on Restart Now button.

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Applies to:

  • Windows Operating System

Knowledge Base ID: 6055 – Last Review: Jul 20, 2015 – Revision: 1.0