The Windows 7 operating system uses two types of memory for its operations. The first is physical memory called RAM. The second is virtual memory, which is a section of the computer's hard disk devoted to memory page functions. The amount of virtual memory on a Windows 7 computer can be increased and decreased according to a defined group policy. Limiting the page file size by group policy can be done by any user.
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Log on to the Windows 7 computer using an account with administrative rights.
Click "Start," right-click "Computer" and choose "Properties."
Click "Advanced System Settings." Click the "Advanced" tab, select "Settings" under the Performance section and choose the "Advanced" tab.
Click "Change" under the Virtual Memory section. Uncheck the "Automatically Manage Paging File Size" check box.
Click the hard disk drive that contains the paging file you want to amend. Click "Custom Size" and type in a new size for the page file; for example, type "1000" if you want the page file to be 1GB. Click "Set" and reboot your Windows 7 computer.
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