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Improve Core System Performance (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular

On systems with large amount of RAM this tweak can be enabled to force the core Windows system to be kept in memory and not paged to disk.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and find the value in the key below.

Change the value to '1' enable the tweak and stop the core process from being paged, or set it to '0' for the default.

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: This tweak may effect some software that relies directly on the Windows swap file such as Adobe Photoshop.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|DisablePagingExecutiveREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session ...|
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\
Memory Management]
Value Name: DisablePagingExecutive
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = default, 1 = disable system paging)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: September 18, 2001