Originally Posted by technoid
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.