How do you delete the unnecessaryly bloated Pagefile.sys file in Windows XP

How to safely delete pagefile.sys or use it on Windows XP.

As to the pagefile.sys that is in use by the virtual memory if you have plenty of ram you can turn off or at least reduce the amount set aside:

  • click start
  • right click my computer
  • click properties
  • click advanced (tab)
  • under performance click settings
  • click advanced (tab) under virtual memory click change

here you can change the space available for each drive by choosing the custom button then entering the amount you want