I have 8GB of memory on my machine, running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I put my laptop to sleep and then woke it up. As it was coming back to life I noticed a lot of activity reads and writes from/to the pagefile.sys.
Task manager only showed 4GB of used memory, which left me with approx. 4GB free. Why would it be needing the page file and is there a way to prevent it from writing to the page file?
One way, I see is to disable the paging file, which should work as long as the 8GB of memory is sufficient for all work activities. However, when doing this I have run into the OS giving me occasional popups indicating that memory is low.