Right click “my computer”->properties->Advanced->Settings->Advanced->Change->
Select each drive & select “No Paging File”.
OK ->back to desktop
Windows tags the memory as paged, even if it has nowhere to be paged to.
It’s really just ram locations which haven’t been used for awhile or the program doesn’t expect to use often.
Swapfiles are used, when the sytem, or more to the point, a program runs out of it’s allocated real ram.
Many programs request alot of memory above what they need, and windows allocates a large chunk of “paged” (can be written to swap) ram as well as an amount of “unpaged” (must remain in real ram) ram.
The program can then put non-essential data into the paged area (which may or may not be written to the HD).
Programs designed as such have (hopefully) been written correctly and only stick rarely accessed data in the paged area.
You shouldn’t notice any difference in performance under normal conditions, but no swap file will mean it’s more likely to get “out of memory” errors.