Windows 7 to Extend Readyboost

The German computer magazine Winfuture revealed in a recent post that Microsoft will extend Readyboost support in Windows 7. Readyboost was introduced in Windows Vista and was used to add flash drive caches of up to 4 Gigabytes to the system. The main intention of Readyboost was to provide lower end systems running Windows Vista with better performance by utilizing those additional flash caches.

The updated Readyboost in Windows 7 will see several advancements. The 4 Gigabyte restriction will be lifted which essentially means that flash drives with larger capacities can then be used as additional cache. The limit to one Readyboost device has also been removed which gives users the possibility to use multiple flash drives as additional caches in Windows 7.

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11 Responses to Windows 7 to Extend Readyboost

  1. den_oli_ November 2, 2008 at 4:41 pm #

    hey i have a question is windows 7 an update for windows vista or  not ???

  2. Martin November 2, 2008 at 7:31 pm #

    Windows 7 is the successor of Windows Vista. It is build upon Windows Vista but a independent product.

  3. Josh November 3, 2008 at 4:00 am #

    Every Windows version is an ‘update’ on the previous… the product is looked at, the bad improved, what doesn’t work is removed and new features are introduced.

    • Lars July 6, 2009 at 9:31 am #


      When the ‘classic’ start menu stop working ?

  4. Gregory Bonacich November 3, 2008 at 4:46 pm #

    In my previous researching on other operating systems

    that there were more glitches and bugs in them, and

    the thing that I would like to know is:  When Windows 7

    is released will all these bugs and glitches be completely

    removed before Microsoft Releases Windows 7?

    One more question that i have is: Will all of the current

    software that is installed on all Windows Vista operating

    systems be compatible with this new operating system?

       Thankyou very much

      Gregory Joseph Bonacich

    • nick June 2, 2009 at 8:14 pm #

      absolutely! microsoft guarantees that if it runs on vista it works with windows 7 =)

  5. Rakshit November 4, 2008 at 4:37 am #

    Can anybody help me to just brief me the points ( latest features) of Windows 7

  6. Gregory Bonacich November 4, 2008 at 8:30 pm #

    Hi Den

    In reference to your question the answer to your question is
    No.  Windows 7 will be replacing Vista and it’s supposed to

    be an awful lot more reliable than older versions of Windows

    because  Microsoft failed to get all bugs and glitches

     completely out of  them…  Well everybody i hope you

    do enjoy Windows 7 when it’s released in 2011….

  7. piro November 5, 2008 at 3:25 pm #

    windows 7 is scheduled for release in late 2009 or early 2010.

    It’s worth noting, however, that 7’s codebase only includes code that they feel is final build-quality, based on their new approach at building it, so they could really release it whenever they want.

  8. ceroberts75 November 16, 2009 at 10:28 pm #

    it didnt matter what format i reformat the card in, for some reason my win 7 home premium still will not allow the ready boost memory!!!

    can someone help?

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