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Using a USB Storage Device to Add Memory
Setting up Windows 8 to use your USB drive to increase performance is very
easy. To get started, you need a 256 MB or larger USB 2.0 lash drive. Then
follow these steps:
1. Plug your USB drive into one of your available USB ports.
2. After your computer recognizes the new device and it shows up in
Computer, make sure that you have at least 235 MB of free space on the
drive. Right-click the drive and select Properties, as shown in Figure 16-2.
Figure 16-2: Open the Properties for your USB drive.
3. When you see the Properties window, click the ReadyBoost tab.
4. ReadyBoost is smart enough in Windows 8 to recognize whether it will
actually help your performance. On some PCs with a lot of RAM, you see
a message that says ReadyBoost is not available, “because this computer
is fast enough that ReadyBoost is unlikely to provide additional benefit.”
If ReadyBoost is available on your PC, select Use This Device and adjust
the slider to set the amount of space to use for it, as shown in Figure 16-3.
5. Click OK when you are ready and Windows ReadyBoost is set up on your
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