Performance Settings

We just got in some new workstations that has partitioned drives.    C:   and D:

On our checklist for setup, previous network admin said to go into Performance Settings > Advanced > Virtual memory > change > custom and do 1024-1024 > Set > OK

Would we still do this in Windows 7 and to BOTH drives?
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rindiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The main reason for having a pagefile of a fixed size is that the file must use contiguous space on the HD. When you assign the size of the file you in your example you the file is created and the space reserved and you won't have any problems. If you let the OS do this dynamically this isn't necessarily the case, particularly if the disk gets fragmented. But that is only a problem with small disks that get full. Your 500GB disks (or partitions) are huge and there isn't really any danger of them filling up, at least not in a corporate environment where the data isn't stored on the local PC, but rather on a server...

Partitioning disks for the OS and Data makes sense, as this makes it easier to manage and backup. But again, if this is a corporate environment, you'll have the data on the server, so partitioning in this situation doesn't make sense.
The pagefile should be 1.5x the size of the RAM, and as New PC's will likely have more than 768MB RAM 1024GB for it's size wouldn't be large enough.

I usually have my OS on a small partition, so a large pagefile on there could be too much for the partition. For that reason I put my pagefile on the large data partition. On C I only have a very small, 256MB large pagefile, which is required to create minidump files should the system bluescreen.
bankwestCTO/CashierAuthor Commented:
Ok....  My C: Drive and D: Drive total 500GB HDD.   Split equally between the two.   Should I just let the system set it automatically?   Or custom set the values?

C:  Apprently the OS
D:  Labeled as Data
bankwestCTO/CashierAuthor Commented:
And with that being said....Can I veer off a bit with this same topic.   Some of our machines are going to be a clean install of Windows 7.  Should I go ahead and partition those machines as well to have a C and D drive?????

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