[SOLVED] (Urgent) Windows keeps creating Page File

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tf2hk49

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I found something interesting,
G: used to be Page file drive before this thread starts

If I try to create Page file on B: (1TB) only, Windows will create Page file on C every boot.

But here comes to G: the magic thing happened, select G: only Windows will not create any Page file on C,
But that's meaningless....because setting Page file on B is the reason why I mess with Windows
 

USAFRet

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I found something interesting,
G: used to be Page file drive before this thread starts

If I try to create Page file on B: (1TB) only, Windows will create Page file on C every boot.

But here comes to G: the magic thing happened, select G: only Windows will not create any Page file on C,
But that's meaningless....because setting Page file on B is the reason why I mess with Windows
I think I found the root cause.
The B drive letter.

A and B are holdovers from when we only had floppy drives. The C drive letter came into being as the default hard drive identifier. And it stuck.
A and B are treated very differently in Windows.

One of those differences seems to be ignoring your desire for the pagefile to be on that.
It doesn't care that it is not a floppy drive, it only knows that it does not like the drive letter B.


Solution:
Choose any other drive letter, and it will no longer create that "14.9 GB" pagefile on your 75GB drive.
 

tf2hk49

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Jan 8, 2018
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I think I found the root cause.
The B drive letter.

A and B are holdovers from when we only had floppy drives. The C drive letter came into being as the default hard drive identifier. And it stuck.
A and B are treated very differently in Windows.

One of those differences seems to be ignoring your desire for the pagefile to be on that.
It doesn't care that it is not a floppy drive, it only knows that it does not like the drive letter B.


Solution:
Choose any other drive letter, and it will no longer create that "14.9 GB" pagefile on your 75GB drive.
Bingo !

You solved my problem! , after renamed B: to whatever it just works and no more auto Page File on C: .
Great work sir , much appreciate !
 

Pimpom

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Your "problem" is twofold:
  1. A too small drive for the OS. 75GB
  2. Too much junk on that 75GB drive.
Easily fixed, in multiple ways.
I've been using a 50GB partition on my SSD as the C: drive for almost 10 years now. It has Win 7 Ultimate x64 and many apps and utilities on it. I often have several GBs temporarily on the Desktop. Pagefile is 8GB. Never filled up more than 60% of that 50GB.

Hibernation if off and My Documents is on another drive. Maybe these two are the cause of the OP's problem.
 

USAFRet

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I've been using a 50GB partition on my SSD as the C: drive for almost 10 years now. It has Win 7 Ultimate x64 and many apps and utilities on it. I often have several GBs temporarily on the Desktop. Pagefile is 8GB. Never filled up more than 60% of that 50GB.

Hibernation if off and My Documents is on another drive. Maybe these two are the cause of the OP's problem.
For those who are careful with it, sure.
One of my systems is an Asus Transformer, with a 32GB C drive.

Most people aren't that diligent with space management.
 

DSzymborski

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I think I found the root cause.
The B drive letter.

A and B are holdovers from when we only had floppy drives. The C drive letter came into being as the default hard drive identifier. And it stuck.
A and B are treated very differently in Windows.

One of those differences seems to be ignoring your desire for the pagefile to be on that.
It doesn't care that it is not a floppy drive, it only knows that it does not like the drive letter B.


Solution:
Choose any other drive letter, and it will no longer create that "14.9 GB" pagefile on your 75GB drive.
Makes me feel old that I've had multiple PCs with A: and B: floppy drives.

It's amusing that I was able to condense essentially every floppy disk I ever had in 80s onto like one-fifth of one CD.
 

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