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I have plenty of memory in my machine (32GB). I have never seen the machine use even half that - not even close. I wonder: Do I really need the Pagefile.sys and the Swapfile.sys?
The reason I am asking, is that I suspect my Macrium image files of the systems drive are getting bloated by these files. They can grow quite large. Maybe Macrium leaves these files out of the images? They are quite clever - those fellas at Macrium.
Any expert advice out there?
Note: For the same reason I disabled Hibernation. It's a real Gigabyte hog.
An Image backup should include the whole disk , which will include those files - but they will be zero length and the content is counted as unused disk space which isn't normally included in an image, I believe.
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You shouldn't disable the pagefile.
Everything in the kernel expects it to exist and has been built around that assumption. so if you remove it you will actually get worse performance. Even if your RAM is more than enough.
You can probably make it a lot smaller though.
If you go to the control panel -> System -> advanced system settings -> Select the advanced tab -> Performance settings -> Advanced tab -> click Virtual memory - change, you'll get a recommended size that will quite probably work just fine for you.