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Windows 7: Windows 7: Readyboost

01 Nov 2008   #1
Bare Foot Kid
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Windows 7: Readyboost

Windows 7 to Extend Readyboost

The German computer magazine Winfuture revealed in a recent post that Microsoft will extend Readyboost support in Windows 7. Readyboost was introduced in Windows Vista and was used to add flash drive caches of up to 4 Gigabytes to the system. The main intention of Readyboost was to provide lower end systems running Windows Vista with better performance by utilizing those additional flash caches.

The updated Readyboost in Windows 7 will see several advancements. The 4 Gigabyte restriction will be lifted which essentially means that flash drives with larger capacities can then be used as additional cache. The limit to one Readyboost device has also been removed which gives users the possibility to use multiple flash drives as additional caches in Windows 7.

Read more at the source.

Later Ted

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02 Nov 2008   #2

Windows 7 7100 build

Well now i am going to buy a 128gig flash drive as my ready boost lol.

But on a side note that is cool that you can use more than 4gig and even use more than 1 device.
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19 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

I had been using a 4gig stick with Vista Ultimate and the light inside the stick was always flickering. The same stick now hardy ever light up, but it does a little at boot, and cannot figure out the difference, or even if it is working. ReadyBoost has been enabled for that drive Anyone else notice this?

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19 Jan 2009   #4


I just wish they would not tie Readyboost and Superfetch like in Vista - I want to disable Superfetch but still use ReadyBoost to enhance the RAM in my system - but if ReadyBoost is only used for Superfetch, then it is useless to me.
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07 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7
ReadyBoost...Where you at?!

I see in this forum coversations on ReadyBoost for Win 7. I have Win 7 version 7, and I cannot seem to find the program as I could in vista. Is it available now on my computer and I am too much of a dolt to figure out the hows and wheres? Or do I have to wait for the 'official' version to hit the 'back alleys' of the internet. Also, does anyone know any other ReadyBoost type programs for Windows 7 as well as a Fax program you would reccommend? Thanks!
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07 Feb 2009   #6

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Interesting, but not of any consequence for me.

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19 Feb 2009   #7

windows 7 X64

is readyboost in windows 7 build 7022? i can not seem to find a way to turn it on...
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19 Feb 2009   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64

Its vaaaaaaaaanished.. LOL, been trying to get a decent answer on this for days but keep getting ignored.
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19 Feb 2009   #9

windows 7 X64

<----- thats my unimpressed face
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19 Feb 2009   #10

Windows Seven Home Premium x64

readyboost is in the services list in 7 7022
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