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Page File (After Service Pack One)

Can someone explain to me how the swap file (page-file) settings and logic work in XP after service pack one has been installed?

Please don’t give any ideas only facts, which seem to be a bit thin on the ground elsewhere.

Perris Calderon

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don't know anything about sp1...sorry...but, I can't imagine how sp1 might change the mechanics of the pf...if that's what you want...ha...I love posting about the pf

Perris Calderon

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ah, this seemed intriguing to me, so I did some research, and you didn't want an opinion Dave, you wanted a fact, so I just got done talking with the people over at the microsoft knowledge center to find out...sp1 does nothing to change the mechanics of the pagefile.

hope this helps:)

Perris Calderon

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so, now I went on to do some reading for you dave...according to the resource; "microsofts windows xp professional (resource documetation kit) published by the microsoft press,
the only differance between th pf in xp, and 2000, is that xp recognized that the default pagefile in 2000 was too small for most users, and it thus increased the default size for it.

it then goes on to say that it would save space, and it asks the reader to referance "inside 2000" for a complete understanding of the pagefile mechanics

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