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mzee
27-02-2014, 08:41 PM
I have an Asus Eee PC 701 net book. Originally it had Linux in it, then Windows XP Home. I have tried Puppy Pecise Linux which works well, even supports the screen and sound buttons on the Keyboard. Problem is that the screen drivers are far too slow. I get the best results with a heavily pruned version of Windows 7. The problem here is that it keeps running out of space on its 4gb solid state drive. As it has 2gb of RAM a swap file is not required, but Windows will not allow me to have less than 200mb of swap file.

Windows will not allow me to use an external drive for swap files, only for extra RAM. I have most of the software on a 4gb SD Card, also the Downloads and Documents folders.

Is there a way to make Windows accept an external drive for a swap file?

Speedy Gonzales
27-02-2014, 09:50 PM
That may not be a good idea (http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/usb-memory-disk-as-a-paging-file-for-virtual-memory.17268/)

And this (http://serverfault.com/questions/46903/use-an-sd-card-for-your-page-file-windows-7).

Agent_24
28-02-2014, 12:35 AM
As it has 2gb of RAM a swap file is not required, but Windows will not allow me to have less than 200mb of swap file.

Why not just disable it? http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/windows-tips-tutorials-articles/32471-disable-delete-recreate-paging-file-windows-7-a.html

dugimodo
28-02-2014, 08:39 AM
Running windows on a 4gb drive is quite a feat. Is the SSD able to be replaced with a larger drive? That would seem to be the best option if possible.

pcuser42
28-02-2014, 10:43 AM
Running windows on a 4gb drive is quite a feat. Is the SSD able to be replaced with a larger drive? That would seem to be the best option if possible.

In the Eee 701, no, it's soldered onto the motherboard.

And if you think getting XP on that is a feat, I once had Vista on mine :D

Slankydudl
28-02-2014, 10:55 AM
Seems kinda odd that it would have that small of an internal capacity. My asus transformer pad came with 32gb and its an android tablet.

Agent_24
28-02-2014, 11:20 AM
Seems kinda odd that it would have that small of an internal capacity. My asus transformer pad came with 32gb and its an android tablet.

Not really, the Eee 701 is quite old and came with a custom version of Xandros IIRC

pcuser42
28-02-2014, 12:00 PM
Not really, the Eee 701 is quite old and came with a custom version of Xandros IIRC

This. The Eee 701 dates back to 2007, well before tablets. :p

plod
28-02-2014, 12:09 PM
This. The Eee 701 dates back to 2007, well before tablets. :pI thought your father had a tablet older than that. Or do you no longer consider that a tablet

pcuser42
28-02-2014, 12:51 PM
I thought your father had a tablet older than that. Or do you no longer consider that a tablet

Okay, well before tablets became common then. :p

mzee
28-02-2014, 02:27 PM
W7 will not disable the swap file, when you set it for no swap file it still makes one bigger than the last one. The swap file is supposed to have a minimum of 16mb but 200 is the lowest I can get. I will probably go back to Linux and try to find a better video driver. Another hard drive, even if possible, would not be an economic proposition for a slow computer which emulates a hot plate :)

Agent_24
28-02-2014, 02:52 PM
I have not found problems with the graphics performance of my Eee 701 in Linux

mzee
01-03-2014, 10:42 PM
I have not found problems with the graphics performance of my Eee 701 in Linux

The main problem is with You Tube. For instance, if you are watching a train the train travels in jerks, but the sound continues at the correct speed. I have since put it back to Puppy Precise Linux with another driver and it is MUCH better.