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I've upgraded my PC to 16GB RAM and I've noticed the page file is at 16GB as well. Since I decided to go SSD, hard drive space is a bit limited so I would like to try and claim some of that 16GB back.

I've read plenty of articles that strongly advice against disabling the Paging file completely, however I was wondering if it was OK to reduce the size of the page file down to, say, a fixed size of 1GB? Is there any harm in doing this? Lets assume I'll never reach that 16GB RAM limit.

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You need to understand how windows memory works. My answer here give you that information. If you don't care about memory dumps when windows crashes you can reduce the pagefile to your normal working set.

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