USB stick gives Vista an instant speed boost

USB stick gives Vista an instant speed boost

Summary: If your system has slowed down because you are working on a very large PowerPoint or Photoshop file, an extra boost in memory is likely to help improve system performance. This video demonstrates how a feature called ReadyBoost allows a standard USB stick to temporarily increase Vista's performance.

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If your system has slowed down because you are working on a very large PowerPoint or Photoshop file, an extra boost in memory is likely to help improve system performance. This video demonstrates how a feature called ReadyBoost allows a standard USB stick to temporarily increase Vista's performance.

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About Munir Kotadia

Munir first became involved with online publishing in 1998 when he joined ZDNet UK and later moved into print publishing as Chief Reporter for IT Week, part of ZDNet UK, a weekly trade newspaper targeted at Enterprise IT managers. He later moved back into online publishing as Senior News Reporter for ZDNet UK.

Munir was recognised as Australia's Best Technology Columnist at the 5th Annual Sun Microsystems IT Journalism Awards 2007. In the previous year he was named Best News Journalist at the Consensus IT Writers Awards.

He no longer uses his Commodore 64.

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