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Vista Page File Help

by mansart / March 1, 2007 1:27 PM PST

I have a new Vista (Home Premium) system with 2GB RAM and two SATA II hard drives. I want to create a new partition for the page file (swap file), but I'm not sure of the best way to do it. I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts on the following:

How large should the swap file be (min=max)?

Should I split it, putting half on a clean partition on the system disk and half on a clean partition on the other disk, or should I just put the whole thing on the non-system disk?

Does the partition itself have to be significantly larger than the max page file size or how much larger should it be?

[This one's a little more tricky, but if anyone knows...if I set up a dual-boot system (with XP on the second drive) can Vista and XP share the same swap file?]


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