Windows Vista/ReadyBoost

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Force Readyboost

Important This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/)



  1. Plug in the device.
  2. Open the Readyboost tab on the device properties.
  3. Select "Do not retest this device"
  4. Unplug the device
  5. Open regedit (start->run->regedit)
  6. Expand - HKLM (Local Machine)\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\EMDgmt
  7. Find your device.
  8. Change Device Status to 2
  9. Change ReadSpeedKBs to 1000
  10. Change WriteSpeedKBs to 1000
  11. Plug in the device.
  12. Enable Readyboost!!!!

source: http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=268461

Thanks to mdsharpe

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