Erase Your Data Trail

Posted in Windows XP by Community Submission

  1. Start the Registry Editor by clicking Start, Run, and type "regedit" (without quotes).

  2. Go to this key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

  3. On the right, locate the ClearPageFileAtShutdown value. Right-click the value, select modify, and change the data value of the registry key to 1.

    If the ClearPageFileAtShutdown value doesn't exist, add it. Right-click the right side of your specified key and add it as a DWORD value. Then change the data value to 1.

  4. Restart for your changes to take effect.

Note: Your shutdown time may slightly increase.

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