so instead of changing the vaules to 0, i do this right? then i can delete the pagefile u said earlier on?
I just tried this on one of my other computers and it works but it's cumbersome. A bit more searching found a better way.
Try this instead:
- Open Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Local Security Policy
- Expand Local Policies (click on the +)
- Click on Security Options
- In the right pane, scroll down to Shutdown: Clear virtual memory pagefile and double click on it.
- Click on Enable
If you don't have Local Security Policies in Administrative Tools (not sure if this is available in XP Home) you can do the same thing by editing the registry as follows:
This will clear (delete) the pagefile every time you shutdown. If there is no performance impact you can leave it this way. Otherwise you can go back into regedit and set the value back to 0 after you reboot.
- Click on Start then Run, type regedit and press Enter or click OK
- Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
- Click on Memory Management in the left pane
- In the right pane, double click ClearPageFileAtShutdown and set it's value to 1 and click OK.
- Close Registry Editor
Before you make any changes to the registry, please back it up. An excellent way to do this is to install ERUNT. Let it add an entry to your Start menu during the install process. That will allow ERUNT to backup your registry each time you boot. It only takes a few seconds and has no real impact on boot time. Run ERUNT immediately after installing it to create a full registry backup.
and i install erunt if i do this process instead of the above one right?
sorry im such a troublesome!