Tweak: Disable system paging of windows kernel

Tweak Name: Disable system paging of windows kernel

File Type: Registry File

Download: disablekernelpage.reg


This is something for vista users who want to speed up their computers. The system kernel is the heart of windows and controls alot of low level functions. It’s a system component that you want working at it’s best.

Unfortunately if you run out of RAM the kernel’s processes can be shunted off onto the page file on the hard drive. This could cause a dramatic decrease of kernel performance. However this tweak forces windows to keep the kernel in the faster RAM memory, thus speeding it up.

A note of caution. If you keep the kernel in memory this could cause a shortage of RAM for other applications and could actually slow down your computer. This is why I (and others) recommend that you only use this tweaks on computers with 1.5 GB of RAM or more.

Registry location:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]

Change the value of the “DisablePagingExecutive” key to “1”.

Hope that helps.

One thought on “Tweak: Disable system paging of windows kernel

  1. Except for some very unusual situations this setting will do nothing. This setting does not effect the entire kernel but only the pageable portion of the executive, a component of the kernel. Windows will try to keep this in RAM whenever possible, paging it out only only when under severe memory pressure. Windows paging policies have been the subject of an enormous amount of research and testing. This setting prevents paging of the executive, even when it would be the best choice. In practical terms this setting will prevent Windows from doing something it is trying very hard not to do.

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