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Below is a screenshot of what I currently have installed for virtual memory. What can be done to increase v.m.?

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Click on Set in the same dialog box and set the virtual memory to your liking. Usually the minimum is set to time and a half your ram. I set maximum to double the minimum. If you have 256 MB ram then the present setting is good.
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To set it and forget it, select "System managed size" and push the Set button. This gives Windows permission to expand the size of the page file as needed.

I have mine set that way even though I have a gig of RAM. Some will say that the system is faster with a set size to the page file, but my experimentation with it was inconclusive.
Windows likes it's page file--it can have as much as it wants. I would just rather not have to ever worry about it.
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Hi 1101doc.

The advantage of setting VM manually becomes apparent when the disk is very full or very fragmented. When windows manages VM it may expand it or make it smaller. If the disk is fragmented or full the page files may also become fragmented because windows could not find a coherent space. When you set VM manually you shut this section of the disk and dedicate it entirely for page files.

It's true that this is not a common occurance and well maintaned computers will not suffer from it.
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Gotcha! Thanks for the clarification.
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