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Windows 7: The device cannot be used for ReadyBoost.

27 Oct 2011   #1
armyswat

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
The device cannot be used for ReadyBoost.

Hello I don't know which usb version I have. I upload a pic and you will see in your self I have no idea which usb I have and aslo I got 1000 gb hard disk and I wana turn ready boost on and it says me The Device cannot be used for ReadyBoost.

What should I do? I have no idea I got also 2gb usb and it doesn't work too it says the same...

I searched 4 hours for a Guide or some thing that will solve this problem and found also in this forum but they didn't help me, I read a lot and It didn't help, I need more info how to fix it and how to check if I have usb 2.0 ... And what should I do to make ready boost work?

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27 Oct 2011   #2
lhorwinkle

Win 7
 
 

The device you chose for Ready Boost appears to be a 1000 GB disk drive.
The message is correct. You cannot use that drive.
You can't use disk drives for Ready Boost. They're too slow.

That's the whole point of having Ready Boost: You avoid slow disk access by caching data on a faster medium (a flash drive).

Anyway, there's a better solution. You have on 1 GB of RAM in this system. That's readlly not adequate for Windows 7. Even 2 GB is marginal. Can your system accept 4 GB of RAM? If so, skip Ready Boost. Get more memory. Lots more.
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27 Oct 2011   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Armyswat,
Please purchase a ready boost verified usb drive or sd card if you have a fast reader. Today you can find 8gb usb drive for peanuts. Configure all or at least half of it's capacity and let the system learn over a week and you will see a modest improvement. When funds allow start researching the maximum ram of your system and take advantage of falling ram prices to add the best speed upgrade to your system. keep in mind with W7 32bit your ram is held to 4gb max and you'll only see 3.2-3.5 of that and all the ram sticks are best to be matched pairs ! Consider a 64bit OS upgrade if you use ram intensive programs like photoshop and the like.
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27 Oct 2011   #4
armyswat

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lhorwinkle View Post
The device you chose for Ready Boost appears to be a 1000 GB disk drive.
The message is correct. You cannot use that drive.
You can't use disk drives for Ready Boost. They're too slow.

That's the whole point of having Ready Boost: You avoid slow disk access by caching data on a faster medium (a flash drive).

Anyway, there's a better solution. You have on 1 GB of RAM in this system. That's readlly not adequate for Windows 7. Even 2 GB is marginal. Can your system accept 4 GB of RAM? If so, skip Ready Boost. Get more memory. Lots more.
Dude I wana buy ram for my computer how much money does it cost? I have little bit money I'm only 17 and no job I'm still studing in school, I have like 55 dollar man... Can I buy 4gb ram with 50 dollar? But I can't buy through internet I will buy in a shop near my house because I don't have vista or paypal and my parents won't buy never never some thing in the internet for me, only in a shop near my house but I gotta find a job in my self but I can't work cuz I'm studing...
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27 Oct 2011   #5
armyswat

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Hey dude I got another USB with 2gb space... but it's not very good, I've tried it before and It's was bugged or some thing but little bit so I tried to use Ready Boost on that device and I can't too... What to do man??

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27 Oct 2011   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

It's not easy finding out if the usb drives are going to work as many that will aren't advertised as readyboost certified will work and some that are readyboost certified won't. The good news is they are dirt cheap these days and if you have access to a good computer store near you can ask them which drives they sell will work.......like this one:
Patriot PEF8GRUSB Xporter Rage USB Flash Drive - 8GB, USB 2.0 at TigerDirect
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28 Oct 2011   #7
armyswat

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Hey dude if I buy from the internet, it will add me 8 gb ram? I wana buy this from the internet, i need to make vista first for my self..
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28 Oct 2011   #8
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Note that there is a ReadyBoost event log that can tell you why a device can't be used, although I would always agree that adding more RAM is preferable to using ReadyBoost - it's just that adding more RAM isn't always possible.
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