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Speed up Vista with a flash drive
Want to speed up Windows Vista? Got a flash drive? Good.
I'm Tom Merritt from CNET.com with a Quick Tip for getting these
two together for a faster computer.
One of the cooler things in Windows Vista is something called
Normally if a system is slow, you have to open it up and add RAM.
ReadyBoost lets you use external storage for that. Nothing new
there. Windows 3.1 let you do that, but ReadyBoost makes it really
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-clickong on the USB drive
in the computer section and choosing properties, then the
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.
And voila, you have a slightly faster computer, no screwdrivers
So stop complaining how slow your Vista machine is. Go grab one
of those unused USB drives you have laying around the house doing
That's it for this Quick Tip. I'm Tom Merritt, CNET.com.
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