Optional: Increasing the paging file size on Windows computers

On computers that have 4 GB of RAM, the suggested paging file size is 8 GB.


  1. Click Start > Run and then type sysdm.cpl, and press Enter.
  2. Click the Advanced tab, and then in the Performance section, click Settings.
  3. In the Performance Options window, in the Virtual Memory section, click the Advanced tab, and then click Change.
  4. Find the list of drives and select the drive that contains your paging file.
    Note: If necessary, clear the Automatically manage page file size for all drives check box.
  5. Under Paging File Size, select Custom Size.
  6. Reset both the Initial Size and Maximum Size values to higher values.
  7. Click Set.
  8. Click OK.