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Readyboost On Unsupported Devices

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  • Started 7 years ago by Zig
  • Latest reply from pipo
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Zig
Zig
Posts: 140

1. Plug in the device.
2. Open the Readyboost tab on the device properties.
3. Select "Do not retest this device"
4. Unplug the device
5. Open regedit (start->run->regedit)
6. Expand - HKLM (Local Machine)\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\EMDgmt
7. Find your device.
8. Change Device Status to 2
9. Change ReadSpeedKBs to 1000
10. Change WriteSpeedKBs to 1000
11. Plug in the device.
12. Enable Readyboost!!!!

Posted 7 years ago
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sam192
sam192
Posts: 64

Does this do any harm to usb or vista??

Posted 6 years ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

No it shouldn't do any harm to those, but if you're forcing a device to work at or above its peak transfer rate, then you might lose data on a transfer

Posted 6 years ago
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taybay
taybay
Posts: 521

This has the potential to slow down your system. If a device is not compatible with readyboost, then it's transfer speeds probably aren't fast enough to make anything faster, and could actually make things go slower.

Posted 6 years ago
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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

I think taybay is right. Readyboost is already not so great with supported devices. On my wifes 1 GB machine I threw it out - bought 2 GB (DDR2 5300) for $60 instead - that works a lot better.

Posted 6 years ago
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pipo
pipo
Posts: 428

does readyboost really do any help in speeding up your system? coz i think whs' solution is much better

Posted 6 years ago
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