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Windows 7: encrypting and deleting pagefile

01 Feb 2010   #11
Anderson2

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HumbleOpinion View Post
This link takes you to an Infoworld discussion about encrypting your pagefile; Infoworld

Here is how to do it in Vista; Vista: Encrypt the Pagefile I would imagine it is done the same way in W7.

Windows club has a 'Tweak" program that will make the setting change for you at WindowsClub. PC World recommends this program.

Depending on your system, you may not notice the impact of encrypting the pagefile to its performance. It would not be necessary to delete it during each shutdown if it is encrypted, and that in itself is a huge performance gain.
Thanks, I'll look into that.

When I tried the deleting of the pagefile at shutdown, I find it slowed shutdown too much and therefore reversed it.


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30 Dec 2011   #12
problemo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Just encrypt your whole system drive with Truecrypt. That is the safest method to encryption. I wouldn't rely on containers if the information is highly confidential. Even deleting or encrypting page file on an unencrypted drive might not do the trick.
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30 Dec 2011   #13
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

i encrypted my whole desktop HDD just in case somebody were to break into my house and steal it, my neighbors got their goods stolen so i saw the need to encrypt my HDD to keep my personal things safe in case they were stolen they would have to wipe it out and wouldn't be able to recover my files since i encrypted it with 7 wipe passes

so i would suggest encrypting the whole drive with 7wipe passes to be sure ,will take couple days but its worth it and you can stop it and continue it when ever even if you turn off your pc
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