How to Disable Swap / Paging File in Windows 7 (SSD Optimization)

Disabling the swap file in Windows 7 or changing its size is really simple and most of you will already know how to do it, but to complete the SSD optimization guide here are the step-by-step instructions. We do not recommend disabling the swap file on a normal HDD, this is for SSD’s only.

Disable SSD Paging File

If you disable the paging file on your SSD, it will increase the longevity of your SSD, because you will have less disk writes. The more disk drives per day, the shorter the life of your SSD. Disk space on solid state drives is also very expensive right now, so you don’t want to waste valuable disk space on a SSD. Instead buy more RAM! Cheaper right now.

1. Step Click on Start
2. Step Enter SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe into the search field
3. Step In the fieldset Performance at the top click on Settings
4. Step Go to the tab Advanced and click on Change

Change Virtual Memory Size Paging File

5. Step Uncheck “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”
6. Select your SSD drive, e.g. Volume E:
7. At the bottom select No paging file, click on Set

Disable Paging File in Windows 7

8. StepConfirm with OK

The paging file on your SSD is now disabled. Hopefully, this will increase the life span of your SSD.



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