11-25-2016 10:29 AM
It is a widely spread myth that disabling the pagefile improves performance. In fact it is able only to make idling apps open faster. But at the same time you can provoke different apps to crash or generate errors. So, it is not recommended to disable the paging file. You may reduce its size instead if you want increased resources.
11-29-2016 02:16 PM
12-12-2016 03:50 PM - edited 12-12-2016 03:51 PM
Sorry, I haven't been paying attention to the forums. I can tell you without a doubt that the high HD activity (and not periodic, unless you count 30 seconds every 60 periodic) was eliminated by eliminating the page file, and this on a fresh machine. It was the first thing that I had to figure out when I bought it, and I actually thought I had a defective laptop. Perhaps the only thing that prevented me from returning it was that had bought the laptop when I'd come home for a month from Peru. So I searched around and came up with the pagefile tweak.
Now, a year later, I'm wondering if my pagefile tweak has caused some other problem, because I've been getting random hard drive errors *facepalm*
12-12-2016 05:26 PM