Hi all I recently upgraded my Laptop from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 professional. (64 bit)
I also upgraded a desktop from Windows XP to Windows 7 pro. (64 bit)
As usual as I have done in the past with previous versions of windows. I set up a separate logical partition (same physical drive) and defined a paging file size for the partition. generally 1.5 - 2.0 times the size of the physical ram. (for both of these machines each has 4Gb of ram)
So when I did this for these two machines I now get this warning message and Windows creates a temporary pagefile.sys on the C drive where I don't want it.
In both cases I'm not using these partitions for anything else, both are GT 8 Gb in size, the laptop has a 12Gb partition and the desktop a 16 Gb partition.
Here's the kicker. The allocated size Windows creates on the C drives is ONLY 4Gb! 2Gb smaller than the recommended size.
When I adjust the min and max sizes to 6144 and 7168 megabytes and reboot. Windows 7 essentially ignores my settings and creates the temp paging file on the C drive and issues this warning msg.
"Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occurred with your paging file configuration when you started your computer. Total paging file size for all disk drives may be somewhat larger than the size you specified."
Also on both of these machines I'm only using between 25 and 35 % of the system RAM.
at any given time. I don't keep a lot of "windows" open. I don't do any gaming or run any databases.
So I'm NOT low on memory.
Any Ideas on how I can force windows 7 from creating these temporary paging files and only use the ones I have defined.