How to speed up windows 7 with ReadyBoost Feature ?
When your computer runs low on memory, it needs to stash data, so it turns to Hard disk drive to stash data. But hard disk being slower, Flash memory is preferred as it offers a speedier alternatives.
This technology is basically designed to help when your PCs memory is low. Readyboost works with most flash storage devices. Windows 7 can handle more flash memory and even multiple devices, up to a staggering 256 GB of additional memory as ReadyBoost.
So How do you activate this Feature ? to speed up windows 7 with ReadyBoost. If you have a fast USB flash drive available, give ReadyBoost a try with your Windows 7 system and see the difference.
Plug your USB flash drive on to a USB port in your PC, if auto play is enabled in your PC it will open your Flash drive, just close it.
- Click on your “My computer” in the My computer window locate your flash drive and right click on the flash drive (as shown below).
4. In this properties window click on the tab “ReadyBoost” as shown above.
5. ReadyBoost window will give three options with radio buttons. Select the third radio button that says “Use this Device” and click to select. Windows will warn you if there is not enough space (more on that later). Or whatever space is available on the flash drive can be used for your ReadyBoost.
Click on apply than OK. ReadyBoost starts immediately. You wont need to use the Safely Remove Hardware feature to remove the flash drive, but if you remove the flash drive you lose the memory boost.