DEP XP - System > Startup & Recovery question ("/fastdetect"?)

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  1. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    If I change the Opt-In status it comes as by default by editing the Notepad file in "Startup & Recovery" under the Advanced tab in "System" in the Control Panel, and change "OptIn" to "AlwaysOn", it leaves it then saying: "/fastdetect /NoExecute=AlwaysOn" And all "appears" to be fine.

    But if I change the default Opt-In to Opt-Out instead first by going to the "Performance" section, then the "Settings" box, then choosing the "Data Execution and Prevention" tab and setting it to Opt-Out there then restarting. And THEN later on change it to AlwaysOn by using the aforementioned method, editing that Notepad file, I notice the "/fastdetect" comes AFTER the "/NoExecute=AlwaysOn".

    So is one way not working correctly as opposed to the other? And if so, which way should I be doing this? Does the placement of "/fastdetect" have any bearing on the effectiveness of DEP? I'd like to have this set up correctly.

    Thanks for any help. I'm especially hoping that LarryPepper chimes in here since I know he's spent a lot of time studying this particular area as of late. But I welcome input from anyone, as I know there are many knowledgeable members here.

    Personally I changed mine to OptOut initially from OptIn, and then just recently changed it to AlwaysOn. And I noticed this discrepancy compared to when I changed it directly to AlwaysOn from it's default state of OptIn.
     
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    luciddream Registered Member

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    surprised that no one in here knows the answer to this... perhaps it was too long? Allow me to sum up then:

    Why does that " /fastdetect" sometimes come BEFORE the " /noexecute=AlwaysOn", and sometimes AFTER it? And does it make any difference regarding DEP's effectiveness?
     
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