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    I'm playing with the whole nlite thing... and part of the process mentions to get rid of the pagefile.sys to bring the entire xp pro sp2 install down to sub 300mb

    i did my nlite install and was breaking 900+mb ... (164mb install files turned into 900+)

    so i'm assuming pagefile.sys as well as some other files make up a large portion of this...

    how do i delete it? I can't even find it... i'm thinking windows is hiding it.

    Also... does turning page file (VMM) on the epia M series boards really affect it?

  • #2
    Set the Page File to nothing under System Properties, Advanced, Performance, Settings, Advanced and press change.

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    • #3
      i've done that... there's no actual file to be deleted?

      doing this automatically gets rid of that file?

      Also... has this had any adverse affects for the epia M series folks? I've done some researching on exactly what pagefile.sys does... which is why i ask.

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      • #4
        It should have automatically removed the file by setting it to 0

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        • #5
          okay got it... i'll try this when i get home and see if my boot partition free'd up some space...

          so how about the performance question? I'm assuming its workin out well for everyone... otherwise no one would do it right?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by UK_MP3Car
            It should have automatically removed the file by setting it to 0
            No windows leaves it there. You should be able to see/delete if you have 'view system files' selected.

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            • #7
              It removed it automatically on my system I think when I set it to zero, although it is a few months since I've done it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ummagawd
                okay got it... i'll try this when i get home and see if my boot partition free'd up some space...

                so how about the performance question? I'm assuming its workin out well for everyone... otherwise no one would do it right?
                Well, its your swap file. You need a decent ammount of RAM if you are going to do this (512/1G..)

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                • #9
                  yea i'm running 512mb... and its a carPC... so i won't be doing any 3d graphic rendering or anything

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                  • #10
                    So select "Do not use pagefile", press the "Set" button and reboot. Your pagefile.sys will no longer be there.

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                    • #11
                      Someone said 512 to a GB w/o out page file, this is un true if you have an nLited system, because there are less processes being used you can have a system w/ 128/256MB and no page file.

                      To anwser the Q about performance... Yes nLite will increase the performance of your system simply because there are less things running on your machine at boot time.
                      Progress [I will seriously never be done!]
                      Via EPIA MII
                      512MB RAM
                      OEM GPS (embedded)
                      nLite WinXP pro on
                      1GB Extreme III CF card
                      Carnetix 1260 startup/ DC-DC regulator
                      Software: Still, re-Writing my existing front end in .Net

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                      • #12
                        got it.. after that its all about playing with the settings

                        intella.... i followed the guide on your other thread... i have the same exact setup as you minus the CF card.... and for some reason i cannot install the dvd codecs on there? I know this is kinda OT ... but if you can PM me with any help... I'd greatly appreciate it.

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                        • #13
                          Have you timed hibernation/resume? I'd assume since more physical memory is being used, it would take a little more time to read/write to the hiberfile.

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                          • #14
                            I have a question is page file= virtual memory

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                            • #15
                              dirtwarrior.... yes

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