Set DEP to Default Settings

To set Data Execution Prevention (DEP) to it’s default setting:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Right click on Computer / My Computer.
  3. Windows XP users can ignore this step. On the left, click on Advanced System Settings.
  4. In the System Properties window, click on the Advanced tab.
  5. Click the Settings button in the Performance section.
  6. Click the Data Execution Prevention tab.
  7. Click on “Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only” if it isn’t on there already.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Restart the computer.

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