Windows® 7 Page File
Windows 7 is the brand new Operating System from Microsoft which includes new features like Live Media Steaming, XP mode, fast booting, Blu-ray disk support etc. Windows 7 comes with 5-6 six themes, different sound effects colors etc. It allows steaming of videos within Windows Media Player. Windows 7 is available in six editions such as Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate. Additional features include Windows search, snap, Jump Lists etc. You could get online help and support from Microsoft to change the page file size in Windows 7 Operating System. An important benefit of paging is that it allows the physical address space of a process to be non-contiguous.
Following are some information about the page file in Windows 7, need of page file and ways to change page file size in Windows 7:
- Page file
- Need of page file
- Ways to change
Paging is a memory-management schemes by which a computer can store and retrieve data from secondary storage for use in main memory. Operating System retrieves data from hard disk in same-size blocks called pages. A page file in Windows 7 is a reserved portion of the hard disk which is used as an extension of Random Access Memory. Page file is also called a swap file or a swap partition.
Need of page file
A page file can be read from the hard disk as one contiguous chunk of data and faster than re-reading data from many different locations. Paging is an important element of virtual memory implementation in most Operating Systems, allowing them to use disk storage for data that does not fit into physical RAM.
If you receive any warnings or messages that your virtual memory is low, you need to increase the minimum size of your paging file. You can resize you file size In Windows 7. To change paging file size, select 'My Computer' icon and select 'Properties'. Click ‘advanced’ tab and select ‘settings’ and then ‘advanced’ under the performance options. Select change option under the virtual Memory tab to change the page file size in your Windows 7.
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