- Jan 1, 1970
George Neuner said:You mean "expensive" rather than "difficult". The only requirement
for running Windows without a pagefile is a lot of RAM. No special
settings other than "no pagefile" are necessary.
All versions of Windows spend a great deal of effort to maintain
performance counters in the registry. Disabling performance
monitoring (if/when you don't need it) should put a stop to quite a
bit of unnecessary disk access.
You can do it all at once with a registry tweak:
- Go to: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Perflib
- Add a new DWORD Value "DisablePerformanceCounters". Set the value
of DisablePerformanceCounters value to 1 and reboot your computer.
Or use Microsoft's resource kit tool to enable/disable individual
That's interesting and it may prolong the life of an SSD, but I don't
think there is any way to disable swapping in winXP onwards. IIRC, a
lot of apps stops running if you do that.
Win the old win3.1 you could just do that, and all disk activity
stopped totally. I ran a multizone heating controller on such a
system, for about 10 years. When NT came along, that was no longer
possible (on the retail version).