Using Readyboost in Windows® 7
Windows 7 has many advanced options and features. Windows Defender, Windows Search, Windows Gadgets, Windows Readyboost etc. are some of them. Windows Readyboost is a feature, by which users can greatly improve the speed of the system without having to install additional RAM on the system. In Windows 7, users can use multiple devices for Readyboost purpose and theoretically the RAM can be increased upto 256GB which is a very significant increase. As USB flash drives or storage devices are much more cheaper than RAM sticks, many users take advantage of this feature to increase the speed and performance of the system. Once a USB device is plugged into a computer operating on Windows 7, users can select the Readyboost option by right clicking on the 'Properties' tab of the device. Windows 7 OS would automatically configure the flash drive to use it as additional RAM. However, Windows 7 users must note that the flash drive must be at least 250 MB of storage capacity for Readyboost to work.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding the role of Readyboost in Windows 7:
- Enhances system performance
- Smoother application execution
- Reduces errors
Enhances system performance
As the USB drives can be used as RAM with Readyboost feature, the additional RAM would greatly enhance the performance of the system. The increase in performance would be very evident, when Windows 7 users are multitasking with very large applications. As there would be enough and more memory on the system, there would be no slow down of the system whatsoever.
Smoother application execution
Memory gets used up when an application or program is used. The Windows 7 OS on your computer would allocate some amount of memory for executing the application. If the memory on the system is low, then the application execution would not be smooth or responsive. Readyboost feature Windows 7 ensures that the execution of applications are smooth and without any interruptions.
If some tasks are performed on a computer without enough memory, users would get errors or the system might also crash. With the Readyboost feature in Windows 7, users can be certain that memory related errors or system crashes would not come up on the system. As Readyboost decreases system crash possibility, the overall reliability of the system would also increase.
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