How to overcome the 4,095 MB paging file size limit in Windows

To create multiple paging files on one volume to overcome the

4,095-MB limit:

  1. On the drive or volume you want to hold the paging files,

    create folders for the number of paging files you want to create on the volume.

    For example, C:Pagefile1, C:Pagefile2, and C:Pagefile3.

  2. Click Start, Click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  3. In the left pane, locate and click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetControlSessionManagerMemoryManagement
  4. Find the Pagingfiles value, and then double-click it to

    open it.

  5. Remove any existing values, and add the following values:
    c:pagefile1pagefile.sys 3000 4000
    c:pagefile2pagefile.sys 3000 4000
    c:pagefile3Pagefile.sys 3000 4000
  6. Click OK, and then quit Registry Editor.
  7. Restart the computer to cause the

    changes to take effect.

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