How to Reset Pagefile in Windows

Problem: Windows logs show resource exhaustion, or the system may be lagging. You may get an error stating that “Windows is low on virtual memory”.

Cause: The exhaustion from this is due to the pagefile being full and not clearing properly in part due to windows not clearing on shutdown.

Solution: Windows all versions:

  1. Right Click “This PC”
  2. Click “Properties”
  3. Click “Advanced System Settings”
  4. On the ”Performance” Section Click “Settings”
  5. Under “Virtual memory” section Click Change”
  6. Un-check the option marked ”Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”
  7. Check the box marked “No paging file”
  8. Click “Set”
  9. Click “Yes” to the message that appears.
  10. Click “OK” 3 times
  11. Restart the system.
  12. Check the box marked “System manged Size”
  13. Tick the box marked “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”
  14. Click “OK” 3 times
  15. Restart Windows.

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