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Windows 7: ReadyBoost - Setup and Use

30 Oct 2009   #10
Bluemond

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit, Arch Linux 64Bit
 
 

The ReadyBoostMonitor is not working for me (Win7 Ultimate x64)... Gives me an Error:
Can't initialize Counters!
Check if ReadyBoost is active!
Vista OS required!
I also tried to start it in Vista-Combatibility...



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30 Oct 2009   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgyver2 View Post
Brink since you seem to understand readyboost better then I, is there an amount of RAM say 4GB that after you reach that amount readyboost no longer helps?
It really depends on how much you have running, but I'm sure that Windows will make some use out of ReadyBoost if used. I would suspect that your average user with 4GB of RAM installed will not see much if any gain from ReadyBoost though. Everyone's milage will vary of course.
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30 Oct 2009   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bluemond View Post
The ReadyBoostMonitor is not working for me (Win7 Ultimate x64)... Gives me an Error:
Can't initialize Counters!
Check if ReadyBoost is active!
Vista OS required!
I also tried to start it in Vista-Combatibility...
Hello Bluemond,

Sorry, it was recommended to me for this, but after further testing it will just not run in Windows 7, only Vista.
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30 Oct 2009   #13
macgyver2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, trying to find ways to keep the HDD from being used during online gaming with my laptop. I have 4GB's and a few 2GB SD cards and thought about using them to keep the disk thrash down which will also keep the HDD temp down.
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30 Oct 2009   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Macgyver,

It may help reduce disc usage some, so it'll be worth a try to see if it may.
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05 Dec 2009   #15
nunjabusiness

Windows 7
 
 
ReadyBoost will use 8GB in W7!

Hey folks. I didn't see anyone talking about it, but ya know W7 now supports an 8GB RB drive. I am using superfast 8GB sticks on my desktops and an 8GB SDHC in my notebook's multi-drive permanently.

The trick is, they have to be formatted in exFAT to be used. If you use the little popup "Speed up my computer" wizard, you can't do it immediately or on the fly.\

First you have to say no to the prompt, then go to disk management and format the sucker in exFAT.

exFAT is pretty new, so not a lot about it out there, but essentially it is like FAT on steroids, but not NTFS.

Anyway, once formatted, pop it out and back in and take the wizard and enjoy your newfound resources.!

(I have a 4GB desktop and a notebook with 8GB RB and an 8GB desktop with 8GB RB. You can definitely feel the difference.)
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19 Dec 2009   #16
Wrams

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I've used a Flash drive to make it so that it is dedicated to ReadyBoost but how do I use it and what exactly is its use for..?

I have 8 GB of RAM installed on my PC but am not 100% sure why I would want to use it. Any info or help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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19 Dec 2009   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Wrams,

With 8 GB of RAM, you would probably not notice any difference in performance using ReadyBoost. ReadyBoost is basically a cheaper alternative than adding more RAM, and to help reduce reading and writing to the page file on the hard drive. It's slower than using RAM, but could be faster than the hard drive if you are low on RAM as well in some situations.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Dec 2009   #18
Wrams

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks Shawn for your help. Atleast I don't have to use it now. I can undo the changes to the flash drive now and use it for other things...
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19 Dec 2009   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Wrams.
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