EEEPC XP – Get rid of Virtual Memory now!!
That was the fastest XP install I have ever done. The trimmed down install was very small It booted right up into 640×480 32bit color. The left and right mouse buttons were reversed. Figuring that out took longer than changing it did. TIME TO MAKE ROOM- Kill that virtual memory
PAGEFILE.SYS may remain even after you have set your virtual memory to ZERO or off.
You really do not need to defrag a solid state hard drive but if you run defrag you will get a pretty good idea if your drive still has PAGEFILE.SYS parked on it.
The Green showing in the defrag bar graph represents system files. The Green on the right side (half of the 4GB drive) is page.sys or virtual memory or the page file.
When you are turning off virtual memory make sure to hit the button that says “SET”. It is on the same screen as the virtual memory settings. Start> Right Click on “My Computer”>Properties>Advanced>Performance Settings>Advanced> “no paging file” and then “SET”.
Close all dialog boxes and reboot the EEE PC
At this point your -C: Drive- will look very spacious (mine does) I am moving my temp files and starting my other installs next.