Speed up Windows Vista with a flash drive
If you use Windows Vista, you can make it less sluggish with an old USB drive you may have lying around.
Want to speed up Windows Vista? Got a flash drive? Good. You can make your computer faster.and then refer to the steps below.
One of the cooler things in Windows Vista is something called ReadyBoost. Normally if a system is slow, you have to . ReadyBoost lets you use external storage for that. Nothing new there. Windows 3.1 let you do that, but ReadyBoost makes it really simple.
- Plug in your USB flash drive.
- You will be given a menu. Choose "Speed up my System." You can access the same option by right-clicking on the USB drive in the computer section and choosing "properties," then the ReadyBoost tab.
- Next select "use this device." You can adjust how much of the device will be used for memory, leaving the rest of the space for file storage.
- Press OK.
That's it! You now have a slightly faster computer, no screwdrivers needed.