How to Setup Windows ReadyBoost

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 | Tips with 2 Comments

ReadyBoost is a feature of Windows Vista and Windows 7, that speeds up your computer by creating additional cache using a USB flash drive.  It is an easy and economical way of adding memory.  By inserting a 256 MB or larger flash drive in a USB 2.0 port, you can increase the computing power of your pc or laptop.

Activate ReadyBoost

  1. Insert a flash drive or other removable media device into your computer.
  2. In AutoPlay window, click Speed up my system using Windows ReadyBoost.
  3. In the Removable Drive Properties Window, click the ReadyBoost tab.
  4. Activate ReadyBoost by clicking the button Use this device.
  5. Move the slider to change the size of how much space you want to reserve for boosting your system speed.
  6. Click Ok.  Wait for the configuration status to finish.

When you check on the content of your USB device, you will see the ReadyBoost icon.

Deactivate ReadyBoost

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click My Computer.
  3. Right click on Removable Device.
  4. Click ReadyBoost Tab.
  5. Click the button Do not use this device.
  6. Click Ok.

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  1. 1
    euge // January 5th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    I used the Windows Experience Index or WEI disk rating to check if there is any significant difference. From WEI disk rating of 3.5, it went up to 5.0.

    Nice and very affordable feature!!!


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