DISTRIBUTE SYSTEM MEMORY SECURELY AND CORRECTLY IN WINDOWS XP

Data Execution Prevention (DEP) watches programs to examine whether programmes are using system memory securely correctly and lawfully so that system willnot be hang. Unlike Windows 7, Windows XP’s DEP is only enabled for necessary operating system programs and services because not all software programs run smoothly with DEP and this may issues of not opening certain programmes as is the case of and also of HP photosmart essentials which is distributed along with HP printers. To enhance security, you can turn on DEP for all programs and then make exceptions for individual programs and services like adding it to turn on DEP for all programmes and services except those I select in my situation I have put exceptions in the lists are Snagit and HP photo smart essentials.

The procedure to enable DEP for all programs

From the Control Panel, click System

Click the Advanced tab, then click <Settings> under Performance

Click the Data Execution Prevention tab, select Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select, and then click OK.

Save & Restart the computer so that changes will take effect and also restart manually as it will not restart yours system you have to do it by going to Start menu then turn off computer and then restart.

How to add exceptions – If certain programs cause problems, define them as exceptions.

From the Control Panel, click System

Click the Advanced tab, then click <Settings> under Performance

Click the Data Execution Prevention tab, then click <Add>

Search & select the program file you want to add as an exception, click Open, and then click OK.

Repeat Step #4 as needed

Save & Restart the computer for this change to take effect

Take care

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