I'm trying to move my paging file to a separate HD than what my OS is on. When I do so (My computer, properties, advanced system settings, advanced, settings, advanced, change) nothing seems to happen. Here's the procedure I used:
1) uncheck automatically manage paging file size for all drivers
2) Click the drive I want to have the file page on
3) check custom size input value of 10gigs
4) hit set button
5) click C drive
6) check No paging file
7) hit set button
8) hit ok button
9) hit ok button
10) hit ok button
A window appears that tells me I should restart, but does not give me an option (I restart anyways).
If I return to the window it will show all drives as None under the Paging File Size (MB) column. I tried this in safe mode as well. I have tried using the automatically manage paging file size for all drivers and it won't change to that as well.
The reason I wanted to do this is because a someone in the beta of a game I'm looking at getting suggested doing this. He has a very close setup to mine and explained that doing this would reduce the load times significantly. Specs of computer are below, if you need any more information let me know.
Windows Vista Business x64
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
eVGA GeForce 8800GTS 512MG (G92)
Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Foxconn Mars P35
Crucial Ballistix 4GB 677 (PC5300)
OCZ 850W Western Digital 150GB Raptor X
Samsung SyncMaster 220WM 22”