How to use ReadyBoost
Using ReadyBoost couldn't be simpler...
Plug-in your USB flash memory device to a free high speed USB port on your PC or Laptop
Windows Vista will now check to see if your USB flash memory device is fast enough to be used for ReadyBoost. Once it has checked, AutoPlay will ask whether to enable ReadyBoost, click on â€˜Speed up my systemâ€™. If this doesnâ€™t show up as an option, the USB flash memory device is not fast enough to be used with ReadyBoost. You will need to buy a ReadyBoost compatible USB device.
Windows Vista will display the storage properties dialog box. Select â€˜Use this deviceâ€™ and then choose the amount of space you want to use ('Space to Reserve for System Speed') with ReadyBoost. Use as much space as possible for optimal results, then click on â€˜OKâ€™.
You are now using ReadyBoost!
Note: If you unplug the USB flash memory device ReadyBoost will automatically be disabled. You wonâ€™t lose any data as the files stored on the flash memory are only temporary copies. Data on the flash memory is also encrypted to protect your privacy using AES-128 encryption.