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Windows 7: ReadyBoost - Setup and Use

19 Dec 2011   #70
stsaerox

Windows 7 Home premium x64
 
 

Thank you Brink for sharing your knowledge.


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27 Jan 2012   #71
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Shawn trouble again mate I have tried setting a stick for Readyboost using the tut - have formatted the stick to NTFS and changed the Sysmain to automatic as per a Google from Microsoft but it still will not let me use the stick as Readyboost.

I have a new laptop and it only has 2GB and I wanted to use Readyboost beforre shelling out a heap to a tech to install an extra 2GB. Is there something I am doing wrong. The rest of the tut stuff works brilliantly.
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27 Jan 2012   #72
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

John,

Is the USB flash drive a USB 2.0 type. If so, you might see how it works formatted as FAT32.
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27 Jan 2012   #73
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
John,

Is the USB flash drive a USB 2.0 type. If so, you might see how it works formatted as FAT32.
Yes Shawn it is 2.0 and I have rest it to FAT and if it's not my imagination the machine is running faster - thanks for another great tut

John

I meant to ask do I leave the Sysmain at where I put it?
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27 Jan 2012   #74
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news John.

As long as the Superfetch (SysMain) service is not disable, it doesn't matter.
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27 Jan 2012   #75
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

John, you really do not need a tech to install and extra 2GB Dimm on a laptop. It is a 5 minute job and there are plenty of video tuts on the web how to do it.

Scan the laptop with the Crucial scanner. It will tell you what fits and how much it costs - probably appr. $20 to $30.

RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com
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27 Jan 2012   #76
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 



Yep, usually it's just a small panel on the bottom of the laptop that you unscrew and remove to add or replace RAM at. It's really simple to do once you know what type of RAM is compatible with your system.
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27 Jan 2012   #77
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yeah thanks Shawn and Wolfgang I have changed these on oldies but I don't want to mess up the warranty if they find me doing it as I bought an extra 2 years worth.

Having said that I suppose it's only a $350 knockabout one that I can take to friends places or work.

The other thing is the old Compaq I am doing for the young bloke has the second under the keyboard and they would be onto me in a flash (nice pun?) wouldn't they?

But I'll check out that Superfetch.

I must say Shawn using your tuts I am getting quite comfortable with using the regedit - thanks
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20 Jul 2012   #78
eilhart

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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However, you may not notice any increase in performance if your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements of 1 GB RAM for 32-bit Windows 7 OR 2 GB RAM for 64-bit Windows 7 installed.
I'm using Windows 7 on my netbook. It has 1 GB of RAM. Does that statement above mean I won't be able to get any performance increase from readyboost? Not a native speaker, so it confused me a bit.
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20 Jul 2012   #79
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Eilhart,

It just means that you may not see any performance gain. You can give it a try to see though since you are on the low end of system requirements. It may help some. Please let us know how it does for you.
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