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Speed up windows 7 using usb flash drive

One of the best ways to speed up your computer is to add additional RAM. Usually you need to open up the computer and add or replace memory sticks. But, now, you can use Windows 7's feature, "ReadyBoost" to get more RAM by using USB flash drive. It will work with most USB drives as long as the device has more than 256 MB of free space available. Before using this feature, you should keep the following in your mind:

1. Windows 7 allows for up to a whopping eight USB devices for a maximum of 256 GB of additional memory.

2. USB device must be USB 2.0 compatible.

3. If you no longer want to use the device for "ReadyBoost," select "Don Not Use this device".

The following is how to use this feature:

1. Insert your USB stick into a USB slot on your computer. If autoplay is enabled, you will see "Speed up my system" as an option in the AutoPlay window. If it is not enabled, go to "My Computer," find your drive in the list of "Drives with Removable storage," right-click and choose "Properties." Then select the ReadyBoost tab at the top.

2. On the ReadyBoost tab, "Use this device." If you are want to use the device strictly for ReadyBoost all the time, you can select "Dedicate this device to ReadyBoost."

3. Accept the recommended space to reserve for ReadyBoost or move the slider to change it to your preferred amount. Click "OK". If you receive an error message, "This device cannot be used for ReadyBoost," click on the "Test Again" button below.

4. "ReadyBoost" will configure your USB drive which will take only a few seconds. When it's completed, you should see increased speed on your Windows 7 computer.

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