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How to Fix Low Virtual Memory | Windows 8/8.1

"Your system is low on virtual memory."

Have you ever seen this message on your PC? If yes, it indicates that you need to do something to solve the problem of low virtual memory. In order to help you settle it, this article will introduce several methods for your reference.

8 methods to fix low virtual memory on Windows 8 computer:

1. Close documents and apps currently unused.

If you open a lot of documents and applications in the meantime, there will be not enough memory for you to run other programs in the computer. Consequently, close the documents and apps which are unused currently and you probably can go on execute the task stopped by low virtual memory.

2. Restart the computer.

The memory resources occupied by some programs may not be returned to the computer system after the programs were exited. Therefore, you have to restart your PC to release the system resources, and run a program or the interrupted task after restarting.

3. Delete the program and reinstall it.

If other programs can run normally in the computer except for the program you are using, you may consider that this program is damaged. So you can remove the program and reinstall it, then run it again in your computer to see whether it works without problem.

4. Adjust system configuration when there are many programs running automatically.

The concrete method is to set Normal startup in System Configuration, which can be finished by the 3 steps below.

Step 1: Open Run dialog box by pressing WIN key and R key in the meantime, type msconfig in the empty box and tap OK to open System Configuration window.

Step 2: In General, select Normal startup and click OK, as shown in the following screen shot.

Step 3: Tap Restart in the following interface.

5. Set Automatically manage paging file size for all drives in System Properties.

If you manually set virtual memory or disable virtual memory in your computer, you may also get the error message. In this case, you can let the system automatically manage paging file size for all drives through the following steps.

Step 1: Open System Properties.

Step 2: As the System Properties window appears, in Advanced options, click Settings in Performance.

Step 3: In the next interface, select Advanced and tap Change under Virtual memory.

Step 4: Check the box before Automatically manage paging file size for all drives and click OK.

Step 5: Tap OK to restart the computer.

6. Increase the available disk space.

Suppose there is not enough space on the hard drives where the virtual memory paging files are, the error message may also emerge. Therefore, increasing the available disk space is another way to solve the problem. As for how to increase disk space, you can use the methods below.

Method 1: Empty the Recycle Bin.

You can right-click Recycle Bin and select Empty Recycle Bin in the context menu.

Method 2: Delete files which are never used.

Method 3: Remove the expired files and those have been archived in all the disks.

Method 4: Use Disk Cleanup to delete unnecessary files, temporary files and so on.

You can refer to the following steps.

Step 1: Open Computer/ My Computer.

Step 2: Right-click a hard drive and select Properties.

Step 3: In General, tap Disk Cleanup button, as the following picture exhibits.

Step 4: Wait for the Disk Cleanup to calculate the space to be released.

Step 5: After the Disk Cleanup window turns up, check the boxes before the files you want to delete and click OK to move on.

Step 6: In the next window, tap Delete Files button to permanently delete the files selected.

7. Remove computer virus.

When the computer is affected by computer viruses, the error message mentioned at the beginning may turn up. So, you need to apply the latest and effective antivirus software to remove computer viruses as soon as possible.

8. Use memory optimization software.

This kind of software can be applied to automatically clear clipboard, release the memory occupied by some closed programs, reorganize virtual memory file, etc.

To make a conclusion, if your windows 8 computer is low on virtual memory, the above methods enable you to settle the problem quickly and effectively.

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