How to view Windows virtual memory or page file settings

To view the Microsoft Windows page file settings follow the steps below.

  1. Right-click on the My Computer icon on the desktop.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. In the System Properties Window click the Advanced system settings link or Advanced tab.
  4. In the Advanced tab click the Settings button under performance.
  5. Finally, click the Advanced tab in the Performance Options window. As shown in the picture to the below, this section displays how much virtual memory the computer is using and if so if needed allow you to change the settings.

Windows page file
Microsoft Windows 7 virtual memory example

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