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By putergurl ·
I have been implementing fixed swap files on customer machines. I have come across a few machines that reset the check-box 'Let me specify my own virtual memory setting' back to the 'Let Windows manage my virtual memory' setting upon a system reboot. I assume this is a registry setting, where is the key and what is the proper setting?

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by malchango69 In reply to Swap file registry keys

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management is where this information is stored. The actual key is PagingFiles. It's a REG_MULTI_SZ. And the data is pagefile min max.

Mine is set at C:\pagefile.sys 7681536

I have never changed it there, but I know that this is where Windows gets it's information about memory.

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by putergurl In reply to Swap file registry keys

While the answer does direct one to the controls for page file size, it does not answer the question of how to control whether Windows controls the page file, or the user can use his own settings. The computers I am servicing revert to a Windows controlled page file after being rebooted, even though I make the setting to specify my own page file size before the reboot.

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