I need to increase the pagefile size on a system using a command line on the fly. There are 2 options using which I can set it:
- wmic pagefileset where name=“C:\pagefile.sys” set InitialSize=1450,MaximumSize=1450
- REG ADD “HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management” /v PagingFiles /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d "D:\pagefile.sys " /f
Both the above mentioned methods work and show the changes in the registry. However, it does not change the actual size of the pagefile on the disk until a restart. Not does it show the updated value when checking using “Get-CimInstance Win32_PageFileUsage | fl *” command.
Ideally, an increase in the page file size from the GUI does not need a reboot, when click on “Set” option.
Is there a way to refresh the pagefile size after it has been increased in the registry, without rebooting the system?
Any help will be highly appreciated!