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How to disable 'Clear Pagefile at Shutdown'


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#1 matty13

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 19:16

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 0
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


#2 Orange

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 21:00

Already knew of this and works a treat once done!

#3 I8PP

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 21:04

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

#4 Wanderermy

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 21:09

mine also is at 0 by default

#5 The_Decryptor

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 00:32

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)

#6 nevets

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 02:23

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.