The Windows 7 operating system is home to a number of interesting key features that provide the user with an extremely friendly platform to work upon. We here, at TechTipsGeek look upon such a mind-grasping feature of Windows 7.
This operating system provides the user with an option to extend his system’s procesing memory so as to speed up his system by just using any USB or Flash drive to do so. The system speed increases drastically and your system processes runs more smoothly than ever before.
How does an USB Drive Speed Up Your System?
The free space available on your USB drive, can be added as an additional virtual cache memory to your system. This increase in the cache memory of the system increses the speed of your system proceedings as a whole. It appears as if the system’s RAM has increased to a level beyond its possible capacity. However, a view of your system properties clearly depicts your RAM capacity to retain its original capacity. The speed of the system nevertheless increases to an unforseen level.
Procedure to use a USB Drive to Speed Up Your System :
Well, to accomplish this task, follow the steps clearly stated below :
1. Plug in your USB drive to your system running Windows 7. The USB drive status can be visualized by opening “Computer” (to take a look as to how much space is free on the device).
2. The autoplay feature provides you with the options to perform the action of your choice with the USB drive. Choose to “Speed up my system using Windows Readyboost”.
If your system does not have the autoplay feature activated, open “Computer” and under the section “Devices with Removable Storage” right-click on your USB drive and select to view its properties.
In the “Properties” box that appears, select the tab “Readyboost”.
3. The contents of the “Readyboost” tab gives you the option to speed up your system by utilizing the available on the USB device. This available space varies according to free space on your USB drive. You can also regulate the amount of space to be added to the cache memory. As long as the device is used for increasing the system speed, this reserved space will not be available for file storage.
Check on the option to “Use this device”, choose the amount of space to be used in increasing your system’s speed and then click to “Apply”.
4. On applying the settings, Readyboost configures your cache memory, adding the memory space you have allocated from your USB drive.
When configuring your cache memory is complete click on the “OK” button to complete your task.
Your USB drive has been successfully configured so as to speed up your system. A visual difference can be noticed immediately if you take a look at the present status of your USB drive. The exact space you had allocated to be added to the cache memory is depicted to be used up and the rest of the space is now available for file storage.
The system proceedings are carried out a lot faster than usual, enabling you to experience a hindrance free, fast and extremely user friendly platform to work upon.