Setting a fixed size paging file in Windows

  1. Open system properties by right-clicking “Computer” from the start-menu
  2. Open “Advanced System Settings”
  3. Click the “Advanced” tab, then under “Performance”, click the “Settings” button
  4. In “Performance Options”, click the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Change…” button, which will take you to the virtual memory settings
  5. In virtual memory settings, untick “automatically manage paging file size for all drives”, then set the paging file to an appropriate drive and set the INITIAL and MAXIMUM paging file to the SAME custom size, using the recommended size value.
  6. Click “Set”, then OK back to the “Performance options”
  7. OK out of everything, rebooting when prompted by Windows