How To: Rebuild The Paging File To Optimize Windows Vista Performance
Windows Vista creates a pagefile, which essentially acts as RAM on your hard drive.By default, Windows Vista does not clear the contents of the paging file (the area of the hard disk,Windows Vista reserves to act as extra RAM memory).This page file speeds up access to commonly used programs and becomes fragmented over time. Rebuilding the Windows Vista pagefile eliminates fragmentation and thus improves the system performance.
One solution is to reset Windows Vista pagefile every so often, ensuring a fresh start for your applications and games.
- Press Windows Vista Start, right click on Computer and select Properties
- In the left-hand pane, select Advanced System Settings
- Click the Advanced tab and under Performance, select Settings…
- Click the Advanced tab and under Virtual Memory, select Change…
- Uncheck Automatically Manage Paging File Size for All Drives
- Select the drive that contains your paging file (usually C) and select the Custom size option
- Edit the minimum and maximum page file size to 0 and press set
- Now restart your computer
- Now follow steps 1-5 and replace step 6 with System managed size and press Set
- Press OK to save and after a brief period of sluggishness, while the Windows Vista computer rebuilds the page file, you should notice improved speeds.