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How to turn off Virtual Memory (Paging File) in Windows 7

Description: How to turn off virtual memory in Windows 7 for SSD's.

  1. Click the Start button and then right click on Computer and select Properties.
    Windows 7 Start Menu, Computer, Properties
  2. In the properties menu, click Advanced System Properties on the left side.
    Windows 7 System Properties
  3. From the Advanced tab, click Settings under the Performance heading.
    Windows 7 System Properties, Advanced
  4. From the Advanced tab click Change under the Virtual memory heading.
    System Properties, Advanced, Change Virtual Memory
  5. Uncheck the "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" box.
    Windows 7 Virtual Memory Settings
  6. With the drive to disable virtual memory selected in the box, select No paging file.
    Windows 7 Virtual Memory Settings
  7. Select OK for the menus that are open.
  8. Select Restart Now to apply the changes and disable virtual memory.
    Windows Virtual Memory Settings, Restart