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Old 12-20-09, 11:04 PM   #26
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Default Re: So Many XP Users Still

Originally Posted by technoid View Post
Sorry, it wasn't you I thought was attacking me. The fellow who was sorry for my previous employers was. And I still like the looks of XP for the other fellow. I would have answered your question but I'm sure you already know a pagefile is pretty necessary.

But here's your answer from Microsoft...

RAM, Virtual Memory, Pagefile and all that stuff
Well, I wouldn't say it's necessary. Otherwise we'd not have the ability to disable it.

However, it is cost-effective, more so then having enough RAM in every machine to render the pagefile not needed.

In fact, I've read rumor about how SSDs might combine the pagefile and RAM- eliminating the need for dedicated system RAM, eventually.
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