Increasing Virtual Memory

On Windows 10, virtual memory (or paging file) is an essential component designed to remove and temporarily store less frequently use modified pages allocated in RAM (random-access memory) to the drive.

  1. Go to Settings.

  1. Search for "performance" and select "Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows".

  1. Click on "Advanced" tab and then "Change...".

  1. Unselect "Automatically manage paging file size". If possible, select a drive that you have your OS on. If you don't have enough space, SpaceSniffer might help you with it.

  1. Select "Custom size" and set Initial to half of your RAM value, and maximum should be identical to your RAM size and press "Set". As an example, if you have 16 GB of RAM, Initial size should be 8000, and maximum - 16000.

  1. Reboot your PC.

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