Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Automatic memory dump option in Windows 8

This setting allows the system to reduce its pagefile size below the size of the RAM.
Before, the default dump type was "kernel" which sets a pagefile size to be "equal" to the size of RAM.
Now, if the dump type is set to "automatic", the initial size of the system-managed pagefile can be smaller than the size of RAM. Should a crash occur and the pagefile is large enough to contain a kernel dump, then a kernel dump will be written. Otherwise you'll get a minidump.

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