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Windows 7: Do I have to keep my ReadyBoost plugged in?

21 Dec 2010   #1
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Do I have to keep my ReadyBoost plugged in?

Hi guys, just have a quick question. I have just started using ReadyBoost and I need to know how to go about ejecting it. Well I don't plan on using it when I don't have my laptop on my desk. So when I need to plug out the USB Drive, do I eject it the same way I would? Do I just pull it out? If I restart the computer without it plugged in, will Windows know that and continue to work without it? I don't want to be boring but I just want to be safe.

Thanks

Russell


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21 Dec 2010   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Use explorer and find your usb drive. Right click->properties. Click on Readyboost tab. Select do not use this device and click ok. Use normal procedures to safely remove usb device.
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21 Dec 2010   #3
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Use explorer and find your usb drive. Right click->properties. Click on Readyboost tab. Select do not use this device and click ok. Use normal procedures to safely remove usb device.
So I have to do that every time I want to eject the USB?
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21 Dec 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The system writes the pages into your pagefile on the disk and on the stick. Pulling the stick should not impede the operation.
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21 Dec 2010   #5
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

There is no problem to remove it after the computer is shutdown. it will restart normaly with out it.

Ken
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21 Dec 2010   #6
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Alright, thanks guys, just wanted to make sure


-Russell
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