File swap space?

  Ziggymoon 20:44 13 Apr 2007
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My son is trying to install a game and the message keeps coming up that we need '768mb of free file swap space'. We have freed a few gigs of space on the hard drive but the message keeps coming up. How can we free up file swap space on our pc. Any advice appreciated?

  Technotiger 21:12 13 Apr 2007

Hi, swap space is in effect Virtual Memory, tricking the game that you have more memory than you actually have. To increase the amount of Virtual Memory -

Right-click on My Computer, then left-click on Properties>Advanced>Performance>Advanced, then you will see near bottom of window Virtual Memory, click on Change and you can reset the amount of Virtual Memory.

The more free hard-drive space you have, the more Virtual Memory you can create.

  Technotiger 21:13 13 Apr 2007

PS - after you have made the change, Re-start your computer.

  Ziggymoon 21:56 13 Apr 2007

Thanks, game installed ok with your advice
ziggy

  Technotiger 21:57 13 Apr 2007

Grreat, thanks for the feedback.

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