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Press "Start," followed by "Control Panel." Click the "System and Security" option, then "Security." Click "Advanced System Settings" to open the Windows System Properties screen.

Select "Settings" from the Performance tier. Click "Advanced," followed by "Change" from the Virtual Memory tier.

Enable "Automatically Manage Paging File Size For All Drives." Such option allows Windows 7 to automatically lend virtual memory to any application as necessary. To fix a low virtual memory issue manually, deselect this option and enable "Custom Size" instead.

Input a desired amount of virtual memory to be used by system processes in the "Initial Size" and "Maximum Size" fields, respectively. Click "Set," then "OK" to save all changes

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Windows uses virutal memory when there is insufficient physical memory.. A Dell dimension 2400 running windows XP will run very well with 1GB of memory available for under 40 bucks. A wise investment. You windows virtual memory settings should be set to automatic. Click START, right click on MY COMPUTER, click properties, click advanced, then click performance settings, then click advanced again, then click change virtual memory settings., Click SYSTEM MANAGED SIZE and then ok and close out all dialog boxes.. Thsi will allow WINDOWS to utilize the maximum available physical memory to run applications..

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Follow the instruction below serially...

My Computer
> Properties
> Advanced
> Performance
> Settings
> Advanced
> Virtual Memory
> Change
> Select Any Drive
> Custom size
> type atleast 3000 in initial size & 3500 in maximize size in you have enough space in the drive you    selected can type more but no game or software need more than that
> Set
> OK  ...... You may need to reboot your PC then 

I hope this will solve your problem & speed up your PC. 

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In order to improve the speed of the computer you need to increase the virtual memory... please do the following:

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Hello frnd, you can increse your virtual memory manually...

1.go to properties of my computer
2.go to advance tab...
3. there is option to change virtual memory. on it and change virtual memory accordingly..

hope this will help you

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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well man, if u are low on memory (ram) and disk space (hard disk) then u gotta upgrade this too things and install or repair windows by running the installation

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increase the virtual memory by right click my computer> properties > advanced > under performance click on settings > click on advanced again > under virtual memory click on change >under custom size >put initial size to 2000 to 3000 and than hit set and than okie and restart the system and the virtual memory is increased

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