By default, the drivers and system core are stored in the swap file (virtual memory) on your hard drive. We will see here how you can force these to be run directly from the memory (RAM) so that your machine has better performance.
By default Windows stores the drivers and system core in its virtual memory (swap) requiring them to be accessed from the hard drive.
The memory (RAM) is more efficient then the hard drive and so we will look at how these can be loaded into the systems memory to that your use of Windows will be more powerful.
Click on “Start”, “Run” and type “regedit” and press “OK”. This will provide you with access to the Windows Registry.
Go to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
The key in the registry editor
Next go to the “DisablePagingExecutive” DWORD value and double click on it so that it becomes modifiable. Change the value to 1.
Editing the Key
Restart your computer so that the changes can take effect.
For those of you that are not comfortable with directly making changes on your registry yourselves, you can download the registry file here that will automatically update your system for you.
If you want to remove this change then you wan also download this reg file.
Note: By loading the drivers and core into RAM, the amount of available memory left for your applications will be greatly reduced. This tip is only recommended for people that have at least 256MB of system memory.