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Recently I observed that I was taking more 45GB of space on my SSD on a fresh installation of Windows 7 (after all my core programs). After viewing the properties of the drive I only accounted for about 20GB of the space. I then viewed the protected OS files and it said my pagefile was 16GB!? (The other 12GB was from my hibernation file). So I was right about to disable them but...

1.) Should I disable the pagefile since I have 16GB RAM?
2.) Or should I just move it onto another drive and what size should I set it as?
3.) Also, regarding my hibernation file..is there a way to move it off my SSD and onto one of my HDDs (b/c I still want to retain hibernation)?

Thanks OCN!
Edited by Aznboy1993 - 4/8/11 at 10:40pm
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I disable page filing yet to have any kind of problem with 12gb. Saves a ton of space with it and hibernate off.
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If you completely turn it off, windows will go into conniptions when trying to do dumps when an error, bsod, etc. occurs. I think I have mine set for around 500MB. It should tell you the minimum size it needs to do dumps and be happy with itself.

But yeah, imo 16GB is more than sufficient.
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Thanks guys!

So, I should just move it onto another drive? I don't really mind the space...it's just that it's on my SSD. I will move it onto my backup 1TB drive (which has literally nothing on it) and call it a day?
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So, I should just move it onto another drive? I don't really mind the space...it's just that it's on my SSD. I will move it onto my backup 1TB drive (which has literally nothing on it) and call it a day?
I totally did not know you could put your hibernate file on a non-boot drive. I plan on upgrading to an SSD soon. This pleases me.
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I totally did not know you could put your hibernate file on a non-boot drive. I plan on upgrading to an SSD soon. This pleases me.
From what I've read, you CAN'T move the hibernation file. You CAN delete it, but it must be on C:\\.

The Pagefile however, can be moved to just about anywhere you can think of.

If you could find a "Shaved Gerbil to USB" cable, I'm sure Windows would let you put the Page file there, but I wouldn't want to use it after that.
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Yeah, move the page pile to the HDD and be done with it, that will free up a significant lump of SSD space for stuff you actually need. Windows always needs a page file, it just doesn't need it often when you run that much memory.
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