How To turn off 'DEP'


This article is applicable in the following environments:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows Server 2008/R2
  • Windows Server 2012/R2



  1. Click Start (or Run) and type SystemPropertiesDataExecutionPrevention
  2. Ensure "Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only" else, select this.
  3. A restart of the operating system is required if change made.


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