ReadyBoost - Using Your USB Key to Speed Up Windows 7
Installing/Configuring the USB Mass Storage as Memory(RAM)
First I took a standard USB 2.0 key (I’ll list the prerequisites shortly) and plugged it into my machine. I’m running Windows 7 Ultimate. Upon plugging the USB key into my computer, I was greeted with the standard "AutoPlay" dialog box asking how I wanted to the operating system to treat the USB key.
>First Of All Format The Pendrive with exFAT or NTFS Option
>Now Go to My Computer ,right click on the USB Drive or SD (secure digital) memory card and select Properties
>Then select ReadyBoost & Click on Use this device
>Then increase the "Space to reserve for system speed"
>Now click on Apply and then OK,
That's It !
Enjoy the new high speed of your
Things to Know About ReadyBoost :-
If you have a USB key configured to use ReadyBoost and then insert a second key, Windows 7 will display the Properties dialog box where you’ll see the message on the Memory tab .
While ReadyBoost will work with other devices – such as SD Card, CompactFlash, etc. – I’ve only used it with a USB key and here are the baseline requirements the team gave me regarding what ReadyBoost will work with:
- The USB Key must be at least USB 2.0
- The USB Key has to have at least 64mb of free space
Update: Due to so many questions about this feature, I've tracked down the Program Manager (owner) of this feature - Matt Ayers. Matt has put together a complete ReadyBoost FAQ for everyone that I've posted in a separate blog entry. Therefore, feel free to make comments here.