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How to disable 'Clear Pagefile at Shutdown'

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Tutorial: How to disable 'Clear Pagefile at Shutdown'

Credits: From CNet's Insider Secrets: Speedup Windows XP

Step 1:

Go to Start -> Run

Type in the box

regedit

Step 2:

Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Step 3:

Change the value of ClearPageFileAtShutdown to

Close down registry.

Restart Computer

How to do the opposite:

Change the value of ClearPageFileAtShutdown to 1

Close down registry.

(This will clear paging file at shutdown!)

Restart Computer

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Already knew of this and works a treat once done!

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Isn't this disabled by default? Mine isn't set to 1

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mine also is at 0 by default

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Yeah, should be disabled by default (can enable it for a security feature, so somebody can't take the HD out of your system and read the pagefile for passwords or such)

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Yeah, should be disabled by default (can enable it for a security feature, so somebody can't take the HD out of your system and read the pagefile for passwords or such)

I have on bc I have sensitive info on my laptop, it would be nice to have a "clear pagefile" button in the HD clean up wizard tool.

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