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Windows Vista Tweak Guide

Posted on Thursday, July 26 2007 @ 05:51:19 CEST by


PC Apex's guide-guru, THRiLL KiLL, has a nice guide up with at least a dozen tips and tricks for improving performance in Windows Vista. The article has some nice tips but I'm a bit sceptical about some of them like the one which tells you how to enable ReadyBoost on a USB drive that doesn't support it. In reviews of ReadyBoost-ready flash drives I only saw a performance gain of a few percent and I believe that if the flash drive is too slow (so Windows Vista won't use it) it will hurt your performance.

Here is a snip from the guide:

"Enable ReadyBoost on a Non-Vista certified USB drive.

1. First things first. Plug the device in. Ignore AutoPlay if you have the enabled, and go to Computer in the start menu. When it pops up, right-click the USB stick and select properties.

2. Click on the Readyboost tab on the properties menu and check Do not restest this device. Click okay and unplug the stick from your computer.

3. Open the registry and go to: HKLM (Local Machine) -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows NT -> CurrentVersion -> EMDgmt. You'll have a list of USB devices the computer has encountered, one of which should be your USB stick. Click on it.

Here there's a few details you need to edit. Double click on Device Status and change the value to 2, then ok. Do the same for ReadSpeedKBs and WriteSpeedKBs, changing their values to both 1000

4.Now all that's left to do is put the stick back in and once again go to the device properties (Computer > Right-click on drive). If you look under the Readyboost Tab, you'll be able to now select Use this device."

You can check it out over here.


 



 

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