Boosting Windows® 7 Performance with ReadyBoost
Get to know more about improving the performance of Windows 7 using its ReadyBoost feature
The latest Windows 7 operating systems possesses certain features like progressive touch and handwriting recognition, Heterogeneous Multi-adapter support, DirectAccess, enriched performance on multi-core processors, amended boot performance, sustenance for virtual hard disks and kernel developments. The control panel of the Windows 7 OS is supplied with many features like ClearType Text Tuner, Troubleshooting, Recovery, Credential Manager, Biometric Devices, Workspaces Center, Gadgets, Display Color Calibration Wizard and System Icons. Windows 7 operating system is available in a number of versions like Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, Enterprises, Home Premium, Starter and Home Basic. Windows 7 operating system featureds ReadyBoost technology by which you can improve the system speed by simply inserting a USB flash drive or card into the computer.
Below are tips about using ReadyBoost feature for improving the performance of Windows 7:
- Windows ReadyBoost
- Improving Performance using ReadyBoost
- Tips to Use Windows ReadyBoost
ReadyBoost is a disk cache component of Microsoft Windows operating system which uses flash memory, SD card, a USB flash drive, CompactFlash or other portable flash mass storage system as a cache to speed up your system. For a device to be compatible it should satisfy certain requirements like minimum 1 GB vacant space, access time of 1 ms, 2.5 MB/s read speeds for 4 KB and 1.75 MB/s write speeds for 512 KB.
Improving Performance Using ReadyBoost
ReadyBoost can speed up your computer performance by utilizing the storage space on USB flash drives and flash memory cards. The ReadyBoost AutoPlay dialog box appears when you plug a ReadyBoost-compatible storage device into your computer. The AutoPlay dialog box provides you the choice to speed up your computer using ReadyBoost. Here you can choose size of the memory on the device for this purpose.
Firstly, plug your USB flash drives or flash memory drives to the system. From the auto play menu, select the 'Speed up my system' option and then pick the required space you want to be used by ReadyBoost. You are advised to use one to three times the amount of memory (RAM) installed in your computer for applying ReadyBoost. Windows can only utilize fast flash memory for ReadyBoost application.
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