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Winboost with Win7

by Rocketmen2k5 / February 24, 2012 7:12 PM PST

Is Windows Boots using a USB Flash Drive offer any performance boost? Or is this a "feel good" idea?

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Clarification Request
Is that
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 24, 2012 9:34 PM PST
In reply to: Winboost with Win7

WinBoost or "Windows Boots on a USB drive"?

WinBoost, here, seems to be limited to XP and below.

I couldn't find anything for "Windows Boots".


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XP Only
by Rocketmen2k5 / February 25, 2012 12:04 AM PST
In reply to: Is that

I've read for and against. Nothing concrete yet.

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by Bob__B / February 24, 2012 11:45 PM PST
In reply to: Winboost with Win7

If that is what your looking for................... run it through Google.
Seems that folks have their opinions.

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by Rocketmen2k5 / February 25, 2012 12:02 AM PST
In reply to: Readyboost?

That's what I've read so far.......just opinions. Nothing firm.

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by Bob__B / February 25, 2012 1:46 AM PST
In reply to: Opinions

The value of this feature may depend on what sort of machine your going to use it on.
High end desktop........low end laptop?
Only you can determine the value for your machine.......test it.

I played with readyboost and it's partner superfetch on this machine.
Did not seem like much value to me.

Your call......test it.

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Ready Boost
by Rocketmen2k5 / February 25, 2012 2:21 AM PST
In reply to: Firm?

Many thanks for the info and what your findings were.

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Just to be clear
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 25, 2012 2:44 AM PST
In reply to: Ready Boost

You mentioned above XP only.

Both ReadyBoost and SuperFetch are Vista and Win 7 features, and since you posted in the Windows 7 forum it was assumed you were using Win 7.


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Ready Boost
by Rocketmen2k5 / February 25, 2012 5:24 AM PST
In reply to: Just to be clear

Yes that is correct I am using Win 7 on an Intel 6850 and Pent 4 Laptop.

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ReadyBoost works as advertised ...
by Edward ODaniel / February 25, 2012 6:57 PM PST
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and will provide a boost on your computer DEPENDING ON your computer and how you use it.

If you have plenty of physical RAM installed you likely will not actually notice any improvement at all but if you are operating with marginal RAM you should notice a bit of improvement.

In low memory situations Windows, which needs a place to stash data to free up necessary RAM, turns to the hard drive and its paging file. Flash memory offers a speedier alternative because Flash Memory is faster than the hard drive.

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Ready Boost
by Rocketmen2k5 / February 25, 2012 9:07 PM PST

Makes good sense where this would work with a PC with marginal RAM.
Thank you!

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