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Tuesday Tech Tip - A faster Vista

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TTT%20Vista.JPGAre you ready for the Vista launch next month? Have you even thought about it? Although Vista is fast, sometimes a little extra speed is welcome and so the Windows ReadyBoost adds a little oomph. ReadyBoost works by using any USB 2.0 memory cards/drives etc as another cache alongside the space it already gets on your hard drive meaning it can be run just that bit faster.

Install the card or drive (512MB+), on the Autoplay dialogue box click 'speed up my system' and away you go. [via PC Top Tips]

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  • Thanks for all the comments with these tips and testing to help other readers out. You guys are great :-)

  • Follow-up: I did performance testing with three computers and two flash drives. ReadyBoost offered big performance gains on an older laptop with a slow hard disk, but didn't help on my newer computers with faster hard disks (makes sense).

    Details here:

    http://www.vistaclues.com/readyboost-performance-test/

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    goto wikipedia and search readyboost. it'll explain why USB drive can still speed up your computer because it has faster random data access speed although it has slower sequential data access speed compared to HDD.

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    goto wikipedia and search readyboost. it'll explain why USB drive can still speed up your computer because it has faster random data access speed although it has slower sequential data access speed compared to HDD.

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