Reply to post: Re: Compressing and decompressing pages

Microsoft kicks off 'Windows as a service' with new Insider build

Mike Dimmick

Re: Compressing and decompressing pages

"I look forward to seeing their Out Of Memory Killer daem, sorry service, innovation next."

Unlike Linux, Windows never overcommits memory. Every page of memory that is committed has space allocated for it in the page file. If the page file hits its limit, Windows will try to grow it; if it can't grow the page file, it will start telling the user to close some programs.

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