GeordieJedi wrote:I was thinking of installing up most of my new apps on a separate partition to help combat this.
Rhakios wrote:It used to be possible in Win98 to assign swap to a separate partition, which would at least let you use your data area to the extent you might expect to be possible. Is this still possible with XP?
Unfortunately, due to slack software programmers quite a few Windows applications have a dummy spit if they aren't installed in "C:\Programs", often also with Administrator privileges, so ymmv
In general, if you are dual booting your machine and can boot into Linux, anything you can see in the Win temp file is dead. The problems come from deleting stuff in the temp file when running in Windows, as some programs drop stuff in there that they are using.
ollie wrote:Unfortunately, due to slack software programmers quite a few Windows applications have a dummy spit if they aren't installed in "C:\Programs"
ollie wrote:often also with Administrator privileges, so ymmv
ollie wrote:There are a number ways get around this, setting the minimum and maximum value of Virtual Memory to the same setting, moving the Virtual memory to another partition or even creating a separate partition 33% bigger than required for Virtual Memory (I've heard that idea somewhere before ).
LoL wrote:Not actually a good idea - Windows will eventually need more than you've assigned it and then become unstable and/or completely unusable.
LoL wrote:Just put the pagefile.sys on a different drive or partition
LoL wrote:(You can share a linux swap partition with Windows, but it won't be big enough, given that the max you want for linux is 512MB, for performance reasons - So, again sadly, I wouldn't recommend doing that either!)
ollie wrote:Never had that happen in 15+ years of Windows use and I always set the VM to 2 -3 times the size of RAM.
ollie wrote:the partition size and worked flawlessly from then on.
ollie wrote:The size of the swap partition depends on the amount of RAM and the tasks you are going to do. If you have 2 GB RAM in your laptop and try to suspend or hibernate and your swap partition is 512 MB it won't work. The swap partition needs to large enough to hold everything loaded in RAM.
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