Insert your flash drive
Once it's detected, go to the Start Menu, then Computer
Find your USB drive in the list of drivers
Right click on it and select Properties
Once in there, click the ReadyBoost tab
Then click "Use this device" and select the amount of memory you would like to use for ReadyBoost
Then click Apply then OK and you will be set!
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I've already done these steps you speak of ......that is when I get the message tis device cannot be used for Ready Boost because the ready boost feature is turned off and it goes on to say,I as adminastrator can turn the ready boost feature back on ........this was my question?
Ok, now that you've clarified I can help you, that was not clear in the question.
What is the exact message?
It may be the speed of the USB drive that is the problem
What's the brand and model of the USB drive?
99% of the time this message is a result of the flash memory being too slow to be used by ReadyBoost
it's a Kingston datatravler150 32gigs......I have used it in the past for the same thing .........Is there a way I can send you a screenshot I don't think you're understanding that the funtion on the PC is turned off It won't except any flash drive for ready boost until it's turned back on ......That's what I don't know how to do?
I completely understand what you are saying
Type the full message to me
word for word
That you are receiving.
This device cannot be used for Readyboost
That's the entire message?
I'm more interested in the other part you were referring to
claiming its turned off
ReadyBoost uses the superfetch service
so to check it do this
Go to the start menu
Type services.msc and press Enter
Find Superfetch in the list, make sure its enabled and set to start automatically
if it's not, Turn it on and set it to automatic start
then apply then OK
Readyboost is not enabled because the sevice repsonsible for readyboost (sysmain) has been turned off on this computer.An Administrator can turn the sysmain service back on.
You're a bit ahead of me...do I need to do what you last advised?
Ok....Says...... cannot start superfetch service on local computer, error2 says windows cannot find the file specified
Ok so that's the problem
Are you running Win7 through a virtual machien?
Parallels or otherwise?
No .Windows 7 home priemium 32bit on Hp machine
Try and keep it simple Robert I'm an old veteran that's not all that computer savy
Ok I'm going to need to do some more research.
I will be back with you in a bit.
report: Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity Violations
Thanks for using JustAnswer.. I will be helping you in solving this problem.
Please insert device you want to use for ReadyBoost in USB drive, go to My Computer, right click on it and select Properties, properties for the device opens.. go to ReadyBoost tab and select "Use this device" and you are good to configure the device for ReadyBoost.
Please GO TO the page http://windows.about.com/od/maintainandfix/ss/Speed-Up-Windows-7-With-Readyboost_5.htm for screenshots.
Hope this helps.
Pls let me know how things go.
All the best.
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No I've already ask for a refund ......You obvisously didn't read all the messages exchanged by Robert Preston and myself............you're way behind on you're answer.
I wanted to help you with the problem you are facing and based on your post only i answered. I see that you HAVEN'T paid for this question yet so I can't initiate a REFUND.
Can you please contact JustAnswer Accounts Team.
K.. All the very best for your future.
The steps I have provided should help fix your problem.