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page file in ME

By husp1 ·
anyone know the regestry change to get the page file to empty on shut down? (I can't figure out where the memory managment entrys are and don't want to stumble around in a area that I don't know much about.)

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by Black Panther In reply to page file in ME

When NT shuts down, it leaves the pagefile intact on the hard drive. Some programs may store sensitive information in clear text format in memory (which in turn may be paged out to disk). You may wish to empty this file for security reasons, or to help speed a boot time defrag, or because you dual boot, and you don't want to share the file, or just as part of troubleshooting a problem. Making the following registry change (or create the following entry) will clear your page file when rebooting

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
Name: ClearPageFileAtShutdown
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

cheers :)

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by husp1 In reply to

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sorry, but that only works on XP. In the registry on ME there is no session manager or memory managment in the location that your specifing. (Hence, why I posted this question)

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by dmiles In reply to page file in ME

Microsoft developed this feature in Windows NT based system and does not provide this feature in Windows ME,security on network was the issue it does not mention this in any of the documentation that is listed in knowledgebase

It does mention in a article that you can create the key,see the Microsoft Knowledgebase for info

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by husp1 In reply to

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looked, but everything kept refering to either 2000,or XP.

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by Black Panther In reply to page file in ME

Sorry forgot to put that you should be able to create the key as per dmiles.

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by husp1 In reply to

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yep, I noticed.

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by husp1 In reply to page file in ME

well, this has taken an odd turn!! perhaps I should rephrase the question. How would I reduce the size of my pagefile on windows ME (reads as 1.8 gig on system info.) mI realy do not like haveing to write anything into the regestry. just changing the values in there gives my the willys!!

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by FreeTechie In reply to page file in ME

There's also a program from Sysinternals at http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/PageDefrag.html which will defrag your pagefile everytime you startup or once you restart. Which is helpful.

The correct way to resize your pagefile is to go into your Control Panel > System > Advanced Tab > Performance Options. From here you can change the size. The general consensus is to let Windows manage your ram and that 1.5 x amount of ram is a nice story to tell your friends and isn't exactly a rule to go buy. Just make sure it's more then the physical ram you have and less then the amount of space you have free.

http://www.petri.co.il/pagefile_optimization.htm

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by husp1 In reply to

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defrag tool may be of some help but the artical provided me with an idea or two. you gets the brownie points!!!!

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