Virtual Memory in windows 2000

Posted on 2004-10-28
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Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I have 2 partitions
c, ane e
which are the same physical drive.

how do i tell the os to not use virutal memory on the c partition, only on the e partition.

i am able to add virtual memory onto the e partition, but it doesn't seem to be letting me remove or reduce the size of virtual memory on c partition...

(right click my computer, properties, advanced tab, performance options, virtual memory change button)
Question by:kamleshmistry
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Just set the minimum/initial and maximum values to 0 and 0 - that SHOULD do it.
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You need to have a at least a 2 Mb pagefile on the boot drive (where Windows resides).
You can create a second page file on a second partition.

But it is better to have a pagefils (1.5 x the RAM size min. & max.) on an empty partition on each drive.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Actually, with XP that's not true (as we speak I don't have any pagefile on my C: drive) and 98% sure it's also not true for NT4 and 2000 - that you have to have a C: Virtual memory file of 2MB - I think the MINIMUM size IF your going to have one is 2MB, but otherwise, you can remove it by setting it to 0s - Yep 2000 is the same way - just did it on a 2K system

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Why doesn't it let me lower the number?...because I have to press the set button...
o.k.  figured that one out myself...  changing the number and pressing o.k. doesn't work...that's a bit confusing

Still, people have good info. and I will grade the question shortly....

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