Changing Page File Location

by Aug 19, 2016

PowerShell 2+

To move the Windows page file to a new location, you can use WMI:

#requires -Version 2

$args = @{ Name = "D:\pagefile.sys" InitialSize = 0 MaximumSize = 1GB }
Set-WmiInstance -Class Win32_PageFileSetting -Arguments $args

Changing the page file does require Administrator privileges, and you should know what you are doing, i.e. choose a suitable location and sizing.

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