Windows 2008 R2 Moving Virtual memory
Posted on 2012-03-21
I have tried to move pagefile.sys from C to D but for some reason it just stays in C...
In Virtual Memory settings, I performed the following steps:
- unchecked "Automatically manage paging file..."
- selected C then "No paging file"
- clicked on SET
- then selected D
- selected "System Managed Size"
- Click on SET.
I was prompted to reboot the server, server rebooted. I now see two paging files, one is C for 34 gig and one in D.
Why the paging file is not removed from C and how can I remove it from C? or is there a way to reduce the size to its original size.
The paging file just increased to 34 gig when I initially had an issue with a software that was causing memory leak. So since the software was using all the memory, windows increased the size of pagefile.sys, the software was fixed so I got lots of RAM available now. Shouldn't windows now reduce the size?