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Readyboost and Windows 8

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By bobbyelliott, Senior Member on 7th March 2012, 10:31 AM
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I am trying to use Readyboost with Windows 8 to speed up my relatively slow laptop. It works fine but I have two questions.

1. Does it make much difference?

2. How come I am limited to 4Gb Readyboost since the USB stick is 16Gb?

Thanks in anticipation.
8th March 2012, 06:46 AM |#2  
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Windows is capped at 4gigs readyboost as far as i know.

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8th March 2012, 11:11 AM |#3  
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eBoostr is a far better alternative. Give it a go.
9th March 2012, 07:28 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by 64GUNSHIP

eBoostr is a far better alternative. Give it a go.

I've tried ready boost in the past but never saw much speed improvement using it.
12th March 2012, 11:00 AM |#5  
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Maybe your drive is formatted in FAT32. Format to NTFS and enjoy all 16 gigs
13th March 2012, 02:38 PM |#6  
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Thanks. I didn't think that it was limited to 4Gb. I'll try NTFS formatting and let you know how I get on.
14th March 2012, 01:01 AM |#7  
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yes ntfs, you have to put this
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