Moving the pagefile in Windows Vista

I bought a solid state drive and the pagefile for virtual memory is the first thing I want to move. This is the swap file for windows.

Navigate to Settings -> Control Panel -> System.

Then go to Advanced System settings on the left hand Tasks menu. The System Properties window should appear.

Click Advanced -> Settings, then the Performance Options windows should appear.

Click Advanced -> Virtual Memory -> Change...

The Virtual Memory settings should appear. If you know your SSD you can move the pagefile.

I moved my pagefile from E drive to my faster H: SSD drive

You have to click Set on each drive to change it. After you click OK you will need to restart before the new settings will take effect.

Published: Sunday, 12 February 2012