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I was wondering, is it an ok thing to clear the page file at shut down?

One security software that I have give me this option.

If is it safe and ok to do, can you also tell me the risks as well please.

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U dont need a 3rd party software to that; Windows does it by default.
To check whether Windows setting for clearing pagefile is enabled, follow the steps below:
1) Open Regedit
2) Go to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management.
3) Check if the value of ClearPageFileAtShutdown is 1, which means it is enabled in Windows.

Clearing pagefile at shutdown is just a security feature, it is useful if u have multiple people using the same PC.
Some people complain that turning this feature on, slows down the shutdown process.
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:tazz: Thank you mate.

Just wondering something else, to serve my memory with this right, the page file acts kinda like a RAM correct?

If so or if not, what does it hold in the page file? (what type of information)


I rather use a 3rd party because of the fact being that it is for me more safer then going into the reg and doing it.

I would only go into the reg to set restrictions, not that other type of thing cause I dont want to have to re-do my computer if I do something incorrect in the registry.

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Pagefile is an extension to the RAM, but it is stored on ur hardisk.
The information is completely in binary, so it takes a big expert to recognize it.
I was not asking u to make any changes to ur Registry, but just asking u to check if its already enabled in Windows or not.
Caution: Turning this feature on, may slow down ur shutdown process.
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:tazz: ;) ;) :help: Yes it is enabled thank you heaps for refreashing my memery. I have mine enabled. :help: :help: :yeah: :yeah:

Edited by Tony_1983, 23 July 2005 - 05:52 AM.

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