Image size: Delete pagefil.sys before imaging?
I am about to image my C:\ drive using Macrium Reflect Free. OS is Windows Vista. I'd like to have an image that is as small as possible, if that is necessary. I have already deleted my hiberfil.sys file by turning off hibernation.
Q.1 Should I attempt to make my image as small as possible by deleting the page file AND all but the most recent restore point? .... or does it matter.
Q.2 My pagefil.sys is 4GB. Should I delete it, reduce its size, or leave it alone before imaging?
Q.3 If you advise me to delete pagefil.sys, will my image have a place holder for the file, or will I have to recreate the page file if I have to restore my system from the image.
Thanks for the advice