Vista - Automatically clear the cache on shutdown

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You can configure Vista to automatically clear the page file (cache) at shutdown:
  • Click on Start > Run > type regedit
  • Go to:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
  • In the right pane, locate a key named "ClearPageFileAtShutdown". Double-click on it and set its value to 1. From now on each time you shut down Vista the cache is automatically cleared.
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