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Windows 7: Clear Page File


26 May 2011   #1

win 7 64
 
 
Clear Page File

About a month ago, I was having very slow shutdowns (for quite awhile). Tried several things I found on the web, but nothing worked... until I discovered the tip about editing the registry to change the setting clearpagefile to 0 (false). Presto, shuts down within seconds.
However, windows seems to want to change the settings back to the default which is 1 (true).
Any tip on how to prevent this behavior would be greatly appreciated.
TIA


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27 May 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

ClearPagefile is by default off not on. Something else is changing it.

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27 May 2011   #3

win 7 64
 
 
Not from what I read

It's been awhile so my memory is fuzzy, but the general discussion was that people were a little upset that it was turned on by default. I know I didn't turn it on, but it was on. I'll check a few things and post back.
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27 May 2011   #4

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

A lot of tweaking tools and even some security programs allow you to turn it on if you want to. Back in my "tweak it 'til it hurts" days I would often enable something for testing purposes and then forget to turn it off. Could it have been something like that?
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27 May 2011   #5

win 7 64
 
 
That's what I was checking

I checked group policy editor, x-setup pro, and winbubbles. All have that setting disabled. Nothing else I run at startup would change this setting back. And, if memory serves, this was a major complaint in the discussion I read.
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27 May 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

No idea what "discussion" you were reading, but this never has been set to "ON" by default. I've installed Windows countless times and the pagefile was never deleted on shutdown unless I it set to do so.
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27 May 2011   #7

win 7 64
 
 
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28 May 2011   #8

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Is it getting set to 1 on reboot? If so, download/run Process Monitor from sysinternals, click options and enable a boot log, and then reboot. Once the machine has rebooted, open process monitor again and save the log file as a .pml file when prompted. That file can then be zipped up and uploaded for analysis.
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