How can I create a pagefile larger than 4GB on one volume?

A. The largest pagefile that you can create on one volume is 4GB, but you can edit the registry to create multiple pagefiles in separate folders on one volume.

  1. Open a registry editor (regedit for Windows XP; regedt32 for Windows 2000 or earlier).
  2. Go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management registry subkey.
  3. Double-click PagingFiles. The entry will appear as in the following example:
     g:\pagefile.sys 380 480 
    The entry shows the pagefile's location, name, initial size, and maximum size.
  4. To create multiple pagefiles on one volume, specify the names of the desired number of folders on the volume. For example, to create three pagefiles on volume G, enter
     g:\pagefile1\pagefile.sys 3000 4000
     g:\pagefile2\pagefile.sys 3000 4000
     g:\pagefile3\pagefile.sys 3000 4000 
  5. Click OK.
  6. Close the registry editor.
  7. Reboot the machine.
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