Two things: 1. I'm already signed into SevenForums and I get prompted to sign into Vista forums. This is a pain and, in my opinion, should not be necessary. That's an admin type problem and not a real problem with the tutorial. 2. I was reviewing the tutorial for the case of automatically enabling paging for all drives. I find something is astray. Step 9 shows a pic with and one without Enable checkmarked and the unchecked is the last. Step 9 tells me to go to Step 15. I get to Step 15 and the pics don't exactly fit.
Since Seven Forums is a separate website than Vista Forums, then a separate membership is required as well.
You have to uncheck the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives box (step 8) if you want to make changes, or leave the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives box (step 9) checked if you want Vista to automatically manage it. That's all.
Shawn, I know how to perform all of the possible options. I was just pointing out a point that could possibly be clarified in the tutorial. Still fill that the tutorial should be reworked, the top inclusion of Vista could be changed to Win 7, and then posted as a separate Win 7 tutorial. Of course, I'm not the person doing the work so that these things are easy for me to say. To avoid giving a negative impression, the tutorial is a definite aid.
Since I'm using a 2 SSD drives in RAID 0 for my C: Windows 7 installation, I'm leaving the Page File turned on for the C: drive and managed by the system.
You would never want to disconnect a HDD if you have the page file on it though, but I would never recommend putting the page file on an external HDD unless it was connected at both ends with eSATA and no adapters.
As I told you Billy, if you want to use the flash drive, use Ready Boost. Then Superfetch will place pages on the flash drive (and the HDD) and retrieve them from the flash drive. That is faster than retrieving it from the HDD if your flash drive is fast - especially in access time (should be +/- 1ms).