Change the Location of the Pagefile (Standard 7 SP1)


To improve the performance of Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) on a system that uses a pagefile, you can relocate the system pagefile to an alternative partition that is not EWF-protected. This requires at least two partitions: one partition that EWF protects, and another partition that is writable.

To change the location of the pagefile

  1. After a run-time image is deployed, edit the following registry key:

    Key Name: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\

    Value Name: PagingFiles

    Type: REG_MULT_SZ

    Data: C:\Pagefile.sys 150 500

  2. In the Data field, change the path and file name of the pagefile, together with the minimum and maximum file size values (in megabytes).

See Also

Other Resources

EWF Performance Considerations
EWF Design Considerations