How to Increase page file size in Windows

Increase Page File Size

How to Increase page file size in Windows – You can also increase the size of the page file to improve system performance. A “page file” is a hidden file on the hard drive that Windows 10 uses as memory, and acts as an overflow of system memory, which holds data required by applications currently running on the computer.

Increase page file size in Windows

To use the page file to speed up the performance of Windows 10, use the following steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click on About.
  4. Under the “Related settings” section, on the right pane, click the System info option.
Increase page file size in Windows
  1. Click the Advanced system settings link from the left pane.
  1. Click the Advanced tab.
  2. Under the “Performance” section, click the Settings button.
  1. Click the Advanced tab.
  2. Under the “Virtual memory” section, click the Change button.
  1. Clear the Automatically manage paging files size for all drives option.
  2. Select the Custom size option.
  3. Specify the initial and maximum size for the paging file in megabytes.

Quick tip: Generally, it is recommended to use a number when possible, which is half and a half of the total available memory of the “initial size” and three times the available memory of the “maximum size”.

  1. Click the Set button.
  2. Click the OK button.
  3. Click the OK button again.
  4. Restart your computer.

After completing these steps, the device will restart, and you will notice an increase in performance when you run the application (if you want to increase the paging file size in the solid state drive, the performance will be even higher).

If the new settings cause problems, you can always revert the changes following the same instructions, but on step 10, make sure to select the “System Managed Size” option, and then check “Automatically manage page file size for all drives” Options.

Hope to help you !

More: Did you get error code 800F0922 when updating windows 10? Please refer to the article on how to fix the error “Update Error 800F0922 in Windows 10“.

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