For the more performance hungry users out
there disabling WFP is seen as a pretty good way of freeing up some
resources, though has obvious drawbacks as stability may be concerned.
Still if disabling it appeals to you it’s not too hard to do,
though personally I’d recommend against it.
Perhaps most critically is that since the
release of Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 & Windows XP the procedure for disabling
WFP has changed considerably, most sites you may have visited on this
subject still show the old Windows 2000 pre-Service Pack 1
method which no longer has any effect. Given that I don’t
recommend doing this at all, should you require instructions check
out Axcel216’s Guide
which covers disabling it in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 &
Windows XP – scroll down to the DISABLE FILE PROTECTION section.
verify that WFP has been disabled after rebooting click on Start,
Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Event Viewer. An
event will be logged (as shown beneath) to indicate WFP is disabled
on the PC.
If this event hasn’t been logged in Event
Viewer then WFP has not been disabled.
By now you should have a greater
understanding of Windows File Protection in Windows 2000/XP & how it
works. You should also have learned how to better tune it to your system.
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