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How to disable virtual memory


How to disable virtual memory

Virtual memory is a collection of paging file memory and online. The swap file starts automatically when there is a shortage of the computer's RAM.

Basically, this happens after the launch of video games.

Usually, there is no need to disconnect virtual computer memory. But if your computer has a large capacity of RAM, then in this case it can be turned off.

This may speed up the performance of your operating system.

You will need

  • - A computer running Windows.



Before you start disconnecting the virtualMemory, make sure that you have at least four gigabytes of RAM installed on your computer. Otherwise, disconnecting it simply does not make much sense.


To turn off virtual memory in Windows 7Follow the next steps. Click the Start button and select Control Panel. Select System from the control panel. In the window that appears, go to the "Advanced Settings" tab. The "System Properties" window appears, where you can go to the "Advanced" tab. In the appeared window the topmost component is called "Speed". On the right side of this window is the "Options" button. Click on it. Now in the current window select the "Advanced" component. In the appeared window, select the item "Programs". Then from the bottom, click on the "Change" option. Uncheck the box next to "Automatically select the amount of paging file".


Basically, the swap file is only onSystem drive. By default, the system drive is given the letter C. Use the left mouse button to select your system drive. After that, select the "No paging file" mode from the bottom of the window and click OK. The window closes. In all the next open windows, also click OK. When you close the last window, the system will ask you to reboot to change the operating mode. Select the "Restart Now" item. The computer will reboot and virtual memory will be disabled.


In Windows XP, the process of disabling virtualMemory is almost the same. The only difference is that in the last "Virtual Memory" window you just need to set the system disk to "No paging file". After that, also close all the windows one at a time, by pressing OK. And, of course, reboot the computer, since the virtual memory will be disabled only after this action is executed.

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