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    WinXP paging file

    Is it advisable to make the Paging file zero on C: and have all paging file space on D: Where C: & D: are partitions of the same drive?
    As part of my backup regime, I image the partition C: using Drive Image, and would love to not have the Paging file on that partition, bloating the resulting file. That would reduce the number of CDs required.
    If it can be done, are there any disadvantages to what I propose?
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    Re: WinXP paging file

    As long as the other drive is as fast or faster than the C drive, there should be no problem.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: WinXP paging file

    It shouldn't impact your performance to a noticeable degree. Just remember that if you move the paging file to a different partition on the same physical drive, the drive heads will have to travel a bit more to access it.

    If you are up to it see if you can find a small second hard drive - around 1GB or so - and use that for your temp and swap files. That will give you a boost in access times as XP can access two hard drives simultaneously.
    -Mark

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    Re: WinXP paging file

    It's the same drive. Just 2 partitions. Is that still OK?
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    Peter

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