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Hi Folks

 

If you want to use your USB sticks for the ready boost.

 

Sooner or later, everyone's computer tends to slow down. Call it old age or simply doing too much, but even the most cutting edge PC's seem to lag after a year or so of use.

 

For those who aren't keen on opening up their PC to put in more memory, Windows Vista has a handy little feature called ReadyBoost that can use USB sticks for additional memory. Unfortunately, Windows Vista doesn't take kindly to the slower sticks on the market and refuses to use them. Proving once again that we control the computer and not the other way around, here's four simple steps to get around this limitation and use any USB stick you have to increase your computers memory.

 

Here is the link to the post.

 

Thanks to Chris Hicks his blogs and post are Chris Hicks Page who did this.

 

Ready Boost your USB Stick any type.

 

Hope you enjoy

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Not entirely the same, but on the same wave length.

 

My preference is based on the speed boost with an NTFS format on the flashdrive. From the link provided by BgHrly.

 

Regardless, my only addition to Multi-it's suggestion is safety.

 

If the registry is to be accessed, then know how to make an appropriate backup. It is very easy to say, "Oh shoot, this is such a minor edit, who needs to backup the key". Fine. Been there, done that, edited the wrong key..........oops.

 

Anyway:

 

Manual steps to export registry subkeys

You can follow these steps to export a registry subkey before you edit it.

 

Note Do not follow these steps to export a whole registry subtree. (HKEY_CURRENT_USER is an example of such a subtree.) If you must back up whole registry subtrees, back up the whole registry instead.

 

1. Click Start, and then click Run.

2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.

3. Locate and then click the subkey that contains the value that you want to edit.

4. On the File menu, click Export.

5. In the Save in box, select a location where you want to save the Registration Entries (.reg) file, type a file name in the File name box, and then click Save.

 

:)Y

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