If You Own A PC with Window Vista or 7, Try This Easy Tip To Speed Up Your Computer!

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Dynasty

  If you got a computer within the last 3 years, most likely it have either Window Vista or Window 7. Compare to the previous version of Windows XP, these two versions have a feature not too often use but a quick, easy, and cheapest way to speed up your computer. It is called ReadyBoost.

  All you need to do is get a USB thumb drive. Make sure it is blank otherwise the files would be erased. Plug the thumb drive to a USB port and Windows will ask if you want to use the Ready Boost feature. Just select yes and you are done.

  What is the advantage of using Ready Boost? By default Windows use space on your hard drive when it needs extra memory when large programs such as Photoshop, games, and even surfing the web called Virtual Memory. The USB flash memory is about 10 times faster than the hard drive therefore making your computer faster.

  I was able to pick up two 4GB flash drives for $5 and two 8GB flash drives for $12 at a local Office Depot last month. These drives are relatively cheap which makes a quick and inexpensive upgrade. Even though if you use an 8GB drive, the ReadyBoost feature can only use 4GB, so the other 4GB can be use as a backup.


  If you want to know more about the ReadyBoost feature, there is a great article at ZDNET that gives more detail.

Comments (5)

Lexi & Jordan Ostlund
RE/MAX Professionals - Gillette, WY

Sounds like an interesting program.  We'll have to check it out.  Thanks!

Oct 29, 2010 06:27 AM
Katherine Fornale
REMAX REALTY 9 - Howell, NJ
SFR, GRI

This would be a real help, I'll try it, thanks.

Oct 29, 2010 06:36 AM
Jeff Getman
Realty Executives of Ravalli County - Hamilton, MT
Realty Executives

Good tip! I'm not a fan of Vista or Windows 7 (still running XP Pro), but several agents in my office are running Bill's latest junk systems. I'm game to try anything that could speed them up!

Oct 29, 2010 06:36 AM
Mark Gridley
eXp Realty, Reinventing the National Real Estate Office! - Fountain Hills, AZ
TecKnow Real Estate Agent, Fountain Hills, AZ

I guess I need to read the Zney article to see how this functions. Thanks

Oct 31, 2010 05:52 AM
Mark Gridley
eXp Realty, Reinventing the National Real Estate Office! - Fountain Hills, AZ
TecKnow Real Estate Agent, Fountain Hills, AZ

After reading the article and a couple of preceding articles he only recommends it on bottom end machines. Adding Ram is more effective.

Oct 31, 2010 05:56 AM