Windows XP - help with page file size please
I'm trying to sort out a friend's XP laptop that is slooooooooow.
I've had a go at it with a good selection of anti-spyware tools and ccleaner; defragged it; uninstalled the unnecessary; checked what's running at startup; it's quicker, but still not good.
Having checked the RAM, I'm not surprised... 192MB
My next step was to have a look at the Page File, but I'm starting to get out my comfort zone. There's loads of free space on the hard-drive so space isn't an issue.
Is it better to go for a fixed size Page File or allow for expansion? (I'd have thought the former) I've seen various recommendations for a size 1.5 times RAM - is there a science to this calculation?
Thanks for any help.