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### Why does Windows 98/95/NT seem to be swapping even though I haven't allocated all available memory to Stata?

 Title Windows memory management Author Alan Riley, StataCorp Date February 1998

By default, when Windows 98/95/NT starts, it will grab almost all available memory to use as buffer space for files. When you allocate memory to Stata, it may take a few passes through your data before Windows 98/95/NT is willing to give up this buffer space, resulting in swapping.

You can control how much memory Windows 98/95/NT allocates to such buffers.

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