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This article describes how to change the location of the paging file in Windows XP.
The paging file is the area on the hard disk that Windows uses as if it were random access memory (RAM) This is sometimes known as "virtual memory." By default, Windows stores this file on the same partition as the Windows system files. You can increase the performance of Windows, and increase free space on the boot partition, by moving this file to a different partition.
For more information about moving temporary storage files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
308666For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/308666/ )How to move the Spool folder in Windows XP
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/241143/ )You receive a "Limited Virtual Memory. Your system is running without a properly sized paging file" message in Windows NT 4.0
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/257758/ )FIX: "Limited Virtual Memory" error message when you start your computer
Article ID: 307886 - Last Review: September 23, 2011 - Revision: 3.0