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Windows 8 is running slow after installation

Updated on October 21, 2013

If your Windows 8 system is running slow then you can check this tip to improve performance. It helped me to improve my system performance greatly.

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Change Virtual Memory Size To Improve Performance

I changed my Virtual Memory size manually and it greatly improved my Laptop performance. Please follow the below steps to to set Virtual Memory size manually in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

Step One

Go to System Search (Press Windows Key and S) and type “Advanced system settings”. Next click on “View advanced system settings” as shown below.

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Step Two

Above step will open a window “System Properties” with Advanced tab selected similar to below screen-shot. Now click on settings to open “Performance Option” window.

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Step Three

On “Performance Options” advanced tab click on change to modify Virtual Memory settings.

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Step Four

On “Virtual Memory” window, uncheck option saying “Automatically manage paging file size for all drive”. For your convenience, I have highlighted the option you need to select and its order too. Now in custom size enter the values based on total RAM on system. For example, my Laptop has 4 GB of RAM so I entered “Initial size (MB)” as 4000 and “Maximum size (MB)” as 8000. Assuming 1000 MB as 1 GB.

Now click on “OK” button, it will prompt you to restart the system. Restart the system to take effect. This should will give your system good boost.

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Please note : This changed increased my system boot time little bit but overall performance improved.

Know more about Virtual Memory.

Windows 8 - Virtual Memory - Pagefile Size Settings - Performance and Speed Settings

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