How to Increase Virtual Memory in Windows 7?

If you have been using a computer for a long time now, you most likely have come across the error informing you of a low Windows virtual memory. This is often a problem encountered in personal computers with a small hard drive. This is often seen in the Windows XP Operating System. However, this is not really very common with the Windows Vista Operating System because computers installed with this OS generally come with large hard drives. However, the Windows virtual memory error is back because of the emergence of Windows 7 Operating System SSD drives. Windows 7 is the latest version of Microsoft Windows Operating System produced by Microsoft. It was released for manufacturing on July 22, 2009 and released for sale on of Oct. 22, 2009, less than three years after its predecessor, Windows Vista was released. The performance offered by Windows 7 SSD is incredibly good; however, the SSD drives have a smaller storage capacity compared to disc spinning.


Many people who have tried testing out the performance of the new Windows 7 SSD Operating System ended up with the cheapest one available in the market. Usually, this is either the 8Gb or 16Gb solid state drive. The main problem is that the Windows 7 Operating System itself consumes much of the available space. Moreover, the many other additional or extra programs that users usually desire also consume more space on the SSD. This only means that when you launch and use the operating system even for normal activities, you may encounter the Windows 7 Virtual memory error. This is because the virtual memory of the Windows 7 Operating System is controlled by the personal computer by default. If you do not have much space left, then the operating system will take note of this and will only save a small amount of the drive space for the virtual memory. This will not only make the OS slow but it can also cause the periodic freezing of the Windows 7 Operating System. In some rare cases, this may even cause the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). The Blue Screen of Death in Windows 7 usually happens when the computer cannot not save important information due to the lack of the necessary space.


Virtual memory problems may be offset by getting more random access memory (RAM); however, there are some files designed and intended to be on the Windows Pagefile. Windows Pagefile is just another term used to refer to the Windows virtual memory. In such cases, you should get either a larger Windows 7 SSD or another drive that also functions for the Windows Pagefile. Usually, the virtual memory of the Windows 7 Operating System does not have to be more than 1024Mb since high virtual memory in Windows 7 Operating System does not offer much benefit except only when you are opening too many programs and applications at once.


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