Here's the procedure. I'm not sure how much additional space is required, so you may have to bump the size up several times before finding a value that solves the problem.
Increasing by 100 MB at a time is a good choice; this will not gobble up too much disk per increase, and at the same time should result in a resolution fairly quickly. On most Windows systems, a size of 1000 MB is a good value. On the XP system in the example below, it's set to 900 MB.
Do not increase the virtual memory beyond 2400 MB. This would indicate some other problem in the system.
1. Click the "Start" button. Type "sysdm.cpl" into the search box and press the "Enter" key.
2. Click the "Advanced" tab in the "System Properties" window. Click the "Settings" button under the "Performance" label header.
3. Click the "Advanced" tab in the "Performance Options" window. Under the "Virtual Memory" header, click the "Change..." button.
4. Clear the check box next to the "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" option. This disables automatic "Virtual Memory" settings in Windows.
5. Enter a value for the size of the new paging file. Enter a value larger than the current paging file size in the "Maximum Size" field (enter the value in megabytes). Click the "Set" button and then "OK."
6. Restart the computer for the new "Virtual Memory" settings to take effect. The Windows Clipboard now stores more data when copying and pasting between applications. If the Clipboard still overflows, increase the page file size and try again.
I've attached a screenshot of what the Virtual Memory setup page looks like on an XP system; Windows 7 will look similar.
When/if you find a value that works, let me know. The page file will be in fragments as a result of bumping the size up, so it will be prudent to do a one-time special defragmentation using the Microsoft Page Defrag tool to clean it up.
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