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Been my experience that with 16 gbs ram you don't really need pagefile. You will get many different opinions on this i think. smile.gif I am not aware of any issues it has caused me.

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Leave page filing enabled.

I've seen enough people have issues with modern games and page filing disabled that I'd leave it.

I think Microsoft understands its OS better then random dude #2132 on OCN does.

Disabling page filing is a nasty suggestion that needs to go away.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2160852

Unfortunately he is correct, there are some games that will not run if you disable the pagefile, BF3 for instance will not run without a pagefile.
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I'm close to what the thread is about I don't want to create another one so let me put in words my issue.

I've 16 gigs of ram, I have read that there is no need of a page file cuz I have that amount, so the question is this. I don't want to LOSE any performance. Would turn off the page file affect in any way to any performance that could windows 10 do? or how much(GB) should I shrink it to not lose the benefit of the superfetch feature?

Thanks to everyone and hope this thread could keep helping more and more people
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Some programs still require a page file or they will generate an error.

Windows it self should run fine without the page file, but if you have a blur screen crash, you will not get a memory dump as far as I know.

You can try to disable it and see how it works for you since everyone's computer use is a bit different. I am letting Windows 10 manage my page file and on Windows 7, I have set it to 4 gigabytes(just in case something needs it and to get crash dumps if the system does crash).

Superfetch should be unaffected by page file since it tries to keep things in memory.
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Removing hibernation will help reduce space use. You may be able to adjust system restore to use less space or turn it off as well.

Keeping at least a small page file will allow memory dumps if the system happens to get a blue screen error in the future.

In the end 60 gigabyte is pretty small, but could be manageable(without games or large programs clearly).

Windows was handling the pagefile already and the size that was managing was 2500mb which was the sameone I read arround for 16gb of ram, for 32gb of ram the recommended filesize was 5gb so if someone have the doubt hope that info helps it. So I left it like that.

If I close session, not sleep, not hibernate just close session before I go to sleep would I avoid some uneccesary random writes from windows? (it's better than turn it off cuz u take care of the hardware, exception a raise in the tension of the electricity burns everything)
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When the computer is left on it still produces heat and uses power. Your programs will not run, but some services may still run. This means some writes may still happen.

Sleep uses MUCH less power(ram powered and everything else in a very low power state)
Hibernate uses as much power as being off since all your memory is written to the hard drive. This uses more SSD writes(and takes space), but will work even if the power is lost when the computer is in this mode

Windows 10 by default uses a combination of both for sleep.

Shut down for Windows 10 uses log-off and hibernate for faster logons. This again writes RAM content to your system drive on shutdown.

You can disabled these and most users with SSDs do this as well since they start very fast anyway. The reduces writes are also an advantage if that kind of thing worries you.

If you want this off, you can disable fast startup in your power settings under "Choose what the power buttons do". I know it is a strange place.

If you ever want to fully stop using hibernation you can open the admin command prompt and type the following

Powercfg -h off

That disabled hibernation and does give you have some drive space that would be used for your hibernation file. You can turn it back on with the following.

Powercfg -h on
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