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Configuring Data Execution Prevention options(enable/Disable)

To Change Data Execution Prevention Settings

By default, Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is turned on for essential Windows programs and services only. However, you can use DEP to help protect all programs on your computer.

1. You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.

2. To open System Properties, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.

3. Click the Advanced tab and, under Performance, click Settings.

4. Click the Data Execution Prevention tab.




Solution
Do one of the following:




0. To help protect windows programs and services(Default ),select Turn on DEP for essential windows Programs and services only.

1. To help protect all programs on your computer, select Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select.

– or –

2. To help protect some Windows processes but turn off DEP for all other programs, select Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only.

DEP can take advantage of software and hardware support. To use DEP, your computer must be running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later, or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or later.



How can I tell if DEP is available on my computer?


1. To open System Properties, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.

2. Click the Advanced tab and, under Performance, click Settings.

3. Click the Data Execution Prevention tab.

4. By default, DEP is only turned on for essential Windows operating system programs and services. To help protect more programs with DEP, select Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select.

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