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Have you tried disabling/reducing the page file before making the image?

> Control Panel
> 
> System and Security
> 
> System
> 
> Click to open System.
> 
> In the left pane, click Advanced system settings.  If you are prompted for an 
> administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide 
> confirmation.
> 
> On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
> 
> Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Virtual memory, click Change.
> 
> Clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box.
> 
> Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file you 
> want to change.
> 
> Click Custom size, type a new size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or 
> Maximum size (MB) box, click Set, and then click OK.

This should make a registry change, that hopefully prevents Windows from
"Automatically manage paging file size for all drives"

"Automatically" typically makes the page file the same as the available ram.

__Jim

On 3/28/2012 12:57 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov wrote:
> Hi, All 
> 
> I'm using Windows 7 Ent image with VCL/xCAT on a blade with 48GB of memory. 
> Before capturing the image I set page file to 2GB, once capture is done, the 
> new reservation ends up with 48GB page file.
> This leave little space left to install new applications.
> 
> I found that Windows.pm calls disable_pagefile() on line 474 during image 
> capture. 
> Would it be OK to disable this function? 
> 
> Thank you. 
> 
> --
> Dmitri Chebotarov
> Virtual Computing Lab Systems Engineer, TSD - Ent Servers & Messaging
> 223 Aquia Building, Ffx, MSN: 1B5
> Phone: (703) 993-6175
> Fax: (703) 993-3404
> 
> 


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Jim O'Dell
Network Analyst
California State University Fullerton
Email: jod...@fullerton.edu
Phone: (657) 278-2256
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