Windows 10 provide you many useful functions and features like virtual memory. Virtual memory is the paging file which is used to store unused pages and modified pages in RAM to the hard drive to prioritize more physical memory. You can move the virtual memory to another drive as this will improve the performance of your device. If in case, you find any kind of problem then you can call the expert of Microsoft via office.com/setup. In this blog, you will read the procedure to move virtual memory to another drive on Windows 10.
Move Virtual Memory to Another Drive:
If you want to move virtual memory to another drive then you should go to the Settings option in your computer system. Then, you have to select the System option and after this, you should click on the About button. Now, under ‘Related settings’ field which is at the right-hand side of the screen, you should select ‘System info’. Here, you should choose ‘Advanced system settings’ which is on the right-hand side of the screen. Then, under the ‘Performance’ field, you have to select the Settings tab. Now, just go to the Advanced button. And under ‘Virtual memory’ field, you should select the Change tab. Here, you have to uncheck the box of ‘Automatically manage paging file size for drivers’. Then under ‘Paging file size for each drive’ field, you have to choose to drive C. Here, you should select the option No paging file. After this, you have to click on the Set tab and then click on Yes option. Now, you should go to the drive which you want to use for paging file. Then, you have to go to ‘System managed size’. After this, just click on the Set button and then hit on OK tab. Here, you should select the Apply tab and then click on the OK tab. At the end, you should reboot your computer system.
After you complete the process, Windows 10 will make a new pagefile.sys file automatically, which contains the virtual memory content in the new location just to improve the performance.
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Verify Virtual Memory
If in case, you want to verify the virtual memory, then you have to go to the File Explorer and just launch it. Now, you have to select the This PC which is in the left-hand side of the screen. Then, under the Devices and drives field, you should double click to launch the drive which is presently saving the paging file. Now, you should select the View button. After this, you should tick the box of Hidden items. Here, you have to click on the Options tab. Now, you just choose the View button. Then under Advanced settings’ field, you have to uncheck the box of ‘Hide protected operating system files’. After this, go to the OK tab and just click on the Apply tab. Now, you should select the OK tab and just verify the ‘pagefile.sys’ file is present.
This method helps to move virtual memory to another drive in Window 10. If you need assistance, then visit to the site of Microsoft Office via www.office.com/setup.