How can I save memory with the parallel installation of Windows
9x / Windows ME or Windows NT / Windows 2000?
With parallel installation of Windows 9x / Windows ME or
Windows NT / Windows 2000 there are two export files each on the
hard disk. One of the two export files is superfluous. Place the
export files in a common partition. This saves space and improves
Figure 1: Parallel installation of Windows ME / Windows NT with
joint export file
Creating the joint export file for Windows 9x / Windows ME
For this you expand the "system.ini" file. This file is
located in the standard directory of Windows. Insert the lines
marked red in Figure 2:
- For this use the drive letter that goes to the FAT16
- Enter the name "pagefile.sys" for the export file.
- In the value of MinPagingFileSize you transfer the minimum
size of the paging file in Kbytes.
Figure 2: Settings in the system.ini
Creating the joint export file for Windows NT / Windows 2000
The export file for both Windows NT and Windows 2000 is called
"pagefile.sys". It is located in the root directory of the
selected logical drive. In the management of the Virtual Memory (go
to "Start > Settings > Control Panel > System >
Performance Characteristics > Virtual Main Memory") enter the
FAT16 drive in which the joint export file is to be located.
For setting the optimum values of "Initial Size" and "Maximum Size"
see Entry ID 8156638.
Figure 3; Configuration of the virtual main memory
Optimization, Performance enhancement