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Windows 2000 - Tips & Tricks

How to change the size of the virtual memory paging file

  1. Open System in Control Panel.
  2. On the Advanced tab, click Performance Options, and under Virtual memory, click Change.
  3. In the Drive list, click the drive that contains the paging fileyou want to change.
  4. Under Paging file size for selected drive, type a new paging file size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, and then click Set.

If you decrease the size of either the minimum or maximum page file settings, you must restart your computer to see the effects of those changes. Increases typically do not require a restart.

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