HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Data type Range Default value
REG_DWORD 0 | 1 0


Specifies whether inactive pages in the paging file are filled with zeros when the system stops. This is a Windows 2000 security feature which prevents the pages from being read by another process. The system cannot fill active pages with zeros because some are being used by the system or other remaining active processes.

Value Meaning
0 Inactive pages are not filled with zeros.
1 Inactive pages are filled with zeros.

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Changing this value can degrade the performance of your computer.