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  • is it possible to increase ram with a usb flash drive
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 5:21 PM

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  • No.  System memory must be on the memory bus.
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    Saturday, October 22, 2011 5:24 PM
  • You cannot do that in Windows XP: you have to install additional RAM modules.
    Only Windows versions starting from Windows Vista can use USB flash drives to increase RAM by means of the ReadyBoost technology.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno - Microsoft Community Contributor 2011 Award
    Sunday, October 23, 2011 10:06 AM
  • You can do it in windows XP but you need to install third party softwares to do this. I recommend not to use any other software which is not recommended by Microsoft. 

    In vista and windows 7 you can use ready boost feature but not all USB flash drives support the Readyboost feature.


    Regards, h9ck3r.
    • Edited by h9ck3r Sunday, October 23, 2011 4:49 PM
    • Proposed as answer by h9ck3r Sunday, October 23, 2011 4:49 PM
    Sunday, October 23, 2011 4:48 PM