Solved Data Execution Prevention


New Member
I had DEP enabled in my Bios setup, but have just had my OS reinstalled (Vista Home Premium 32 bit) and now cannot find DEP mentioned by that name in the Bios settings. There is reference to "No-Execute Memory Protection"-is that DEP by another name, and if so do you agree it is a good idea to enable it?

Your advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards,
Roy Whitethread


Staff member
Hello Roy,

Yes, that's just another name for DEP in the BIOS. :)

I think it would be a good idea to have DEP enabled to help prevent malware from getting into restricted memory. You might also consider enabling DEP inside Vista also.

Hope this helps,