Your Guide To Vista's Ready Boost

vista ready boost

One of the newest advanced features of Windows Vista is Ready Boost. This tool allows you to instantly increase your laptops performance whenever you need it.

One of the best ways to get the most out of Vista is by upgrading your laptop memory. However, this can get quite expensive. So that is where ReadyBoost comes into play.

If you own a USB flash drive, you can take advantage of this new technology.

All it does is use the flash memory that is located in the USB stick and use it with your laptop. It's like giving your laptop a shot of adrenaline. You will be amazed at how easy and effective it works.

To use the Ready Boost feature, first plug in your USB flash drive.

It should automatically ask you if you want to use it, but if it doesn't...

Go to Start -> Search From there, go to Computer.

flash drive properties

Your Removable Disk should have an icon on the screen. Right-click it and hit Properties. Then hit the ReadyBoost tab.

Select Use this device and everything is set. Enjoy the added increase of your laptop's performance!

If you want, you can tell your laptop how much of your flash drive you want to use. But for most situations you will probably want to use whatever the recommended settings are.

Ready Boost is great for those times when you need to push your laptop to it's full potential. Like when you are playing a video game or using some heavy-duty software.

But you can also use it if you just want your laptop to run a little quicker.

The only thing that you want to be careful of is not removing your flash drive unexpectedly. Make sure that you go to the bottom of your screen and hit the Safely Remove Hardware icon. This will make sure that all your files stay protected and you don't lose any data that is on your flash drive.

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