Windows 8 and 8.1 like its previous predecessors manages certain amount of memory or space of the hard disk to accomplish flawless operation of the operating system and prevent it from facing problems like sudden slow down of machine, Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), unwanted prevention of data access. This memory occupied is called virtual memory or paging file. By default the OS automatically manages this memory but sometimes you may require to change the memory allocation for any technical issue like scarcity of hard disk space. So customize the virtual memory into a size within permitted limit.

Steps to change the Virtual Memory size in Windows 8.1

1. Right click on the Start Button and select Control Panel.


2. Now go to System and Security.


3. Click on System.


4. Now tap on Advanced System settings from the right panel.


5. Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Performance, click Settings.


6. Under the option Advanced check the Virtual memory option and click Change.


7. Uncheck the option Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.


8. Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.


9. Click Custom size, type a new size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, click Set, and then click OK.



Nick is a Software Engineer. He has interest in gadgets and technical stuffs. If you are facing any problem with your Windows, feel free to ask him.


  1. sir i load windows 8.1 and when i use browser then it shows warning that low memory plese save your programme and close it. what i do for it. i have jetway 946gzm3 motherboard and 1gb ram and dual core processor. how to increase memory with amount (in mb)

  2. and i have an another problem with my windows. when i load windows 7 and now windows 8.1 sound showing working properly but no sound output. then i load realtek sound 2.75 then the problem solve of sound but sound in lightly up and down when i play songs and movie what i do. my processor is support X64 and i download 32bit windows, because i have only one gb ram

  3. hi bro my laptop is an 5 years older one its hcl laptop and i have 2 gb 0f ram i want to play pubg in my laptop can you tell me a solution for my problem?


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