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Windows 7: ReadyBoost - Setup and Use

23 Apr 2010   #30
chuckbam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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I have an SSD so my Readyboost option is disabled. I would like to enable it anyway. Can someone help me with that?
That is not possible and would not buy you anything (apart from additional overhead). The reason is simple, the SSD is minimum 10 times faster in access time than any stick.
I am not interested in performance increase, I just want to enable Readytboost. I took a good look around and there are all kinds of components of Readyboot in the register. I attempted

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\rdyboost
Start from 0 to 3, and could not boot.

Why is it not possible? Was a component not loaded during the install? I even have Readyboots folder in Prefetch. But no service is listed.


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23 Apr 2010   #31
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

What do you hope to gain?
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23 Apr 2010   #32
chuckbam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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What do you hope to gain?
I want to gain the ability to have the option. I don't like when Windows takes options away from me. I want to benchmark using a USB 3.0 SSD. Just because someone may not know how to do it, does not mean there is no reasons to do it.
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01 May 2010   #33
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i found these monitors its in German but easy to translate
SuperbarMonitor
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01 May 2010   #34
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
i found these monitors its in German but easy to translate
SuperbarMonitor
Easy to read - LOL.
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01 May 2010   #35
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
i found these monitors its in German but easy to translate
SuperbarMonitor
Thank you Brian, but this link may be better for that program since it's translated in English.

Google Translate
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02 May 2010   #36
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
i found these monitors its in German but easy to translate
SuperbarMonitor
Thank you Brian, but this link may be better for that program since it's translated in English.

Google Translate


thanks
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14 May 2010   #37
Torongo

Windows 7
 
 

Is it possible to dedicate amounts of your own system's space to this task. For example - could I use 4 gigabytes on C drive to speed up my system, instead of using my flash drive?

~Joshua~
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14 May 2010   #38
chuckbam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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Is it possible to dedicate amounts of your own system's space to this task. For example - could I use 4 gigabytes on C drive to speed up my system, instead of using my flash drive?

~Joshua~
Could you please tell me the steps to set that up? I have 2 SSD and am interested on doing that.
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14 May 2010   #39
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckbam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Torongo View Post
Is it possible to dedicate amounts of your own system's space to this task. For example - could I use 4 gigabytes on C drive to speed up my system, instead of using my flash drive?

~Joshua~
Could you please tell me the steps to set that up? I have 2 SSD and am interested on doing that.
Maybe I did not get it. But what are you guys trying to accomplish. Ready Boost was intended to overcome the (access) speed limitations of the rotating disks by moving the page file from the disk to a fast USB stick. I stress fast meaning sticks that have access times of less than 1ms or alike (rotating disks typically have 15 to 17ms).
If you replace an area of your disk to perform that service, you really only buy the Ready Boost overhead and do not gain an iota. In the case of the SSD you only have to keep the page file on the SSD (against the advice of many "experts") and you have the optimal setup.
Note also that there is really nothing to be gained with Ready Boost with RAM sizes 2GB and larger. E.g. a system with 4GB of RAM will hardly ever produce a page fault under normal use. Exceptional applications such as CAD may differ.
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