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Permanently disable ReadyBoost

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  • Hello All,

    I would like to know how can I disable the ReadyBoost feature which prompts every time when I plugged in a flash drive?

    According to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Turn-ReadyBoost-on-or-off-for-a-storage-device it is possible to disable ReadyBoost for a specific drive. But how to disable this feature completely for all future flash drives?

    1. I cannot find "ReadyBoost" in "Services".

    2. Is ReadyBoost related to Superfetch?

        2.1 Can I turn off Superfetch to disable ReadyBoost?

        2.2 Will disabling Superfecth downgrade system performance?

    Thanks,

    Jimmy

     

     

     

    Monday, October 25, 2010 2:49 AM

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  • 2. Is ReadyBoost related to Superfetch?

        2.1 Can I turn off Superfetch to disable ReadyBoost?

        2.2 Will disabling Superfecth downgrade system performance?

    2 yes, Superfetch services hosts the ReadyBoost driver in WIndows 7

    2.1 yes

    2.2 yes, it will reduce the performance when you use a traditional HDD. When you use a SSD superfetch will be disabled by default.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, October 25, 2010 12:32 PM

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  • 2. Is ReadyBoost related to Superfetch?

        2.1 Can I turn off Superfetch to disable ReadyBoost?

        2.2 Will disabling Superfecth downgrade system performance?

    2 yes, Superfetch services hosts the ReadyBoost driver in WIndows 7

    2.1 yes

    2.2 yes, it will reduce the performance when you use a traditional HDD. When you use a SSD superfetch will be disabled by default.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Monday, October 25, 2010 12:32 PM
  • I would like to know how can I disable the ReadyBoost feature which prompts every time when I plugged in a flash drive?

    Is there an answer to this question? Is it possible to turn off ReadyBoost without disabling Superfetch? I get that pre-fetching programs, etc., is a good thing.  But I frequently swap USB flash drives for a variety of reasons, so I don't want ReadyBoost. 
    Friday, October 12, 2012 1:49 PM