How to increase virtual memory in windows xp

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How to increase virtual memory in windows xp
You can increase your system's virtual memory.

If you find yourself running out of virtual memory, or keep getting messages telling you so, you might want to increase this to a more acceptable level using your computer's control settings

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Click on Start and right-click on My Computer.

  2. 2

    Choose Properties.

  3. 3

    Click on the "Advanced" tab. Under "Performance," click on the "Settings" button.

  4. 4

    Under "Virtual Memory," click on the "Change" button.

  5. 5

    Here is where you decide the amount of virtual memory that you need to increase. Try a few hundred megabytes above the assigned amount.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not increase virtual memory exponentially. Experiment with slight increases every week or so.
  • Do not lower your virtual memory settings. This might cause system crashes and slowdowns.

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