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Windows 7: Windows7 and Ready Boost

22 Jul 2009   #11
Azural

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

I never had any issues with that popping up.

I would do what YupYup suggested and check the BitLocker settings. Either go to the Control Panel or type BitLocker in the start menu and click on "BitLocker Drive Encryption" and if it says that it's turned on for either drive turn it off.


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22 Jul 2009   #12
gfheiche

windows 7 home premium 64bits
 
 

I cannot turn on/off bit locker, because there is no Trusted Platform Module Security Device on this computer.

The flash drive G is now write protected. It is an Attache 2G, has no switch. All efforts to reformat (via disk management etc) have failed.

There are now two questions:
  • How can I reformat the flash drive?
* How can I use this flash drive as a Ready Boost in Windows 7
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22 Jul 2009   #13
Antman

 

You need this BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool. There are three methods of enabling the BitLocker implementation of Trusted Platform Module Security Device, only two of which are embedded in the motherboard.

When you see the "space reserved for system files" (sic), this is part of that reservation. For reasons that I have no clue regarding, it is possible to install Windows 7 without this volume reservation.

Nonetheless, use the tool.

From MS:
The BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool automates the following processes to configure the hard disk drive correctly:
1. It creates a second volume, if one is not already present.
2. It moves the boot files to the correct volume, and ensures that the operating system is correctly configured to find them at startup.
3. It configures the correct volume as the active partition on the drive for startup.

When the tool finishes, you must restart the computer. The computer’s hard disk drive will then be configured correctly for BitLocker.
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22 Jul 2009   #14
Antman

 

And, by all means, use ReadyBoost, if only to determine it's level of benefit on your platform. Without regard to any opinions to the contrary, ReadyBoost is based on, and developed within, valid computer science dynamics.

It is not what a man says, but how he says it that reveals what he means. The medium is the message.
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22 Jul 2009   #15
gfheiche

windows 7 home premium 64bits
 
 

Installation of the BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool failed. It made me download first WGAPluginInstall and then Windows6.0-KB933246-x86, but stopped installation, saying not applicable to your computer.
My computer is an Emachine T5234 with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor, 4000+, 2.10 GHz, 1GB RAM, 32 bit OS, and Windows 7 Ultimate
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22 Jul 2009   #16
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gfheiche View Post
Installation of the BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool failed.
The WGA install was expected. From Ramblings of a Support Engineer:

Just heard about this last night so I wanted to put this out there.
We're aware of an issue with the Bitlocker Drive Prep tool (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=320b9aa9-47e8-44f9-b8d0-4d7d6a75add0&displaylang=en) on Windows Vista/2008 with SP2 installations. You'll get an error regarding the "Update does not apply to your system" similar to the issue I blogged about CheckSUR. We will have a new binary out shortly that will work with SP2, no timeframe as of yet.

As a workaround, you can try to do the following to manually install the update:

expand -f:* "C:\Windows6.0-KB933246-x86.msu" %TEMP%

start /w pkgmgr.exe /ip /m:%TEMP%\Windows6.0-KB933246-x86.cab

C:\Program Files\BitLocker\BdeHdCfg.exe will be the tool that you want to run post installation of the package.

The GUI version of the tool will still fail to work properly. Use of this tool is discussed more in the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933246/en-us
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22 Jul 2009   #17
gfheiche

windows 7 home premium 64bits
 
 

How do I do the manually install the update:

expand -f:* "C:\Windows6.0-KB933246-x86.msu" %TEMP%

start /w pkgmgr.exe /ip /m:%TEMP%\Windows6.0-KB933246-x86.cab
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22 Jul 2009   #18
Antman

 

Place the update at C:\
Open command prompt as admin (right click)

type
expand -f:* "C:\Windows6.0-KB933246-x86.msu" %TEMP%
press enter

type
start /w pkgmgr.exe /ip /m:%TEMP%\Windows6.0-KB933246-x86.cab
press enter

once complete, in Explorer, go to C:\Program Files\BitLocker\
double click BdeHdCfg.exe

This should cause the tool to operate.
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22 Jul 2009   #19
Antman

 

Actually, STOP!

I am not using good judgement. You run the risk of corrupting your install. Do you have data backed up? Do you an install DVD or USB?

ReadyBoost is not helpful enough to risk an unusable PC.
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22 Jul 2009   #20
gfheiche

windows 7 home premium 64bits
 
 

Sorry, I got your second message too late. Thanks.
Here is what happened:
It did not work.
I created C:\Windows6.0-KB933246-x86


Ran as administrator C:\> start /w pkgmgr.exe /ip /m:%TEMP%\Windows6.0-KB933246-x86.cab. It did expand 4 files total.


Ran C:\> start /w pkgmgr.exe /ip /m:%TEMP%\Windows6.0-KB933246-x86.cab
Got the message from Windows Package Manager:” Operation failed with 0x8007047F. The specified program is not a Windows or MS-DOS program.”
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