How To Remove Pagefile.sys In Windows 10

First, what is pagefile.sys in Windows 10, and why is it necessary? pagefile.sys is a part of the virtual memory, and Windows uses this file as temporary storage for running programs/data).

Modern games, videos, graphics, etc., will easily fill your 8 GB of RAM. In this case, the paging file will be used. The paging file is, by default in the system drive, usually here: C:\pagefile.sys. This tutorial will show you how to remove pagefile.sys in Windows 10.

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How To Remove Pagefile.sys In Windows 10

Remove pagefile.sys

One of the main user’s questions is – is it possible to remove the pagefile.sys file?" Yes, it is, and now we will explain how you can do that.

  • To change the paging file settings in Windows 10, go to the Control Panel
  • Select System and Security

  • Click on Advanced System Settings on the left

  • Choose the Advanced tab

  • Click on Settings under Performance

  • Click on Advanced

  • Now choose Change under Virtual memory
  • Untick Automatically manage paging file size for all drives
  • Enable No Paging File by and click Set

  • You'll see a warning message; click Yes

Finally, you'll be asked to restart your computer. If that message does not pop up (it happens sometimes), reboot your PC.

The entire process requires a few minutes of your time.

If you change your mind and want to enable Pagefile.sys in Windows 10, repeat the above steps and tick Automatically Manage Paging file size for all drives.

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