if you think its cool to talk down to people and treat them like idiots
Oh, I wasn't treating you like an idiot. I was being sarcastic, the intent being to tweak someone I assume knows perfectly well how to do a search for failing to take advantage of that.
how to find the answer to the key questions, have done a search but can't find much on them.
I just don't buy it that somebody smart enough to be doing GIS at any level doesn't know how to use Google to learn how to find out what size their pagefile is set to. Sorry. Not possible. Whatever you enter into Google, be it "page file", "pagefile" or even
What is the size specified for your Windows page file in Windows?
... you get zillions of hits and pages providing wonderful, clearly explained, super-helpful, step by step instructions on the very first page of Google results.
Now, I agree that sarcasm is not always well-met. I might have written "Now, wait a minute, you did a search but you couldn't find much on, say, how to see what size your pagefile is set to?.... how did you search?"
If you don't feel comfortable setting the size of the pagefile, no problem. I just asked some basic questions, the answers to which must be known as part of doing big projects on Windows. If you answered those questions you could move on to the next step.
This stuff is complicated given that it involves fundamental limitations of both Windows and Release 8 and it is easy to step over those limits, even when everything is working correctly. It's best to check off all the "must know" basics for simple causes before moving on to more complex ones.