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Windows® via C/C++, Fifth Edition by Christophe Nasarre, Jeffrey Richter

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Resetting the Contents of Physical Storage

When you modify the contents of various pages of physical storage, the system tries to keep the changes in RAM as long as possible. However, while applications are running, a demand might be placed on your system’s RAM as pages are being loaded from .exe files, DLL files, and/or the paging file. As the system looks for pages of RAM to satisfy recent load requests, the system will have to swap modified pages of RAM to the system’s paging file.

Windows offers a feature that allows an application to improve its performance—the resetting of physical storage. Resetting storage means that you are telling the system that the data on one or more pages of storage is not modified. If the system is searching for ...

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