How to turn off the Data Protection Execution (DEP)

The first option is to exclude a specific application, to do this, complete the following;

1. Click Start

2. Select Control Panel

3. Select System

4. Click the Advanced tab

5. In the Performance region select Settings

6. Click the Data Execute tab in the dialog box that opens

7. Select Turn on DEP for all programs and services except for those I select

8. Click Add.

9. The open dialog box will open. Browse and select your application.

10. Click Open

11. Click Apply

12. Click Ok

13. Reboot

Alternatively, to turn DEP off, edit boot.ini and set the following switch

/NoExecute=AlwaysOff

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