Windows 7 Ultimate Readyboost service missing

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by comandoed, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. comandoed

    comandoed MDL Novice

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    When I plug my Corsair 8 GB Flash Voyager and I select Speed Up my System the Readyboost tab is missing.
    I know this drive is Readyboost capable. It was so in Vista.

    Also when I look in services.msc There is NO Readyboost service listed. Ive googled and cant find resolution to this.


    Am using Windows Ultimate x64 with 4GB memory.

    Any suggestiions?
     
  2. comandoed

    comandoed MDL Novice

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    No. I have not done these updates. Didnt know about them. Just did
    Windows Update which consisted mostly for Windows Defender. Being
    that the download size is kinda big, will try it if nobody can offer a
    better suggestion.

    Thanks
     
  3. HotCarl

    HotCarl MDL Addicted

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    #3 HotCarl, Sep 14, 2009
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    That is odd, I plug my USB stick in and autorun gives me the option still and when I select it the tab is there. You can also right-click on the flash drive in (My) Computer and select Properties, then select the ReadyBoost tab to configure ReadyBoost on that drive... Got ReadyBoost running right now on the Kingston 2GB flash drive I plugged in...
    I don't understand why you have these issues. :confused:
    If it is helpful, I have installed all the available updates on this copy of Win7, but I did not test if ReadyBoost was working before, so it may not make a difference.

    BTW, I have no ReadyBoost service listed either when I run services.msc. Must be listed under a different name or something...
     
  4. comandoed

    comandoed MDL Novice

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    Tab is not there when I right-click drive then properties. Did scan
    of registry and did find EMDMgmt and various occurences of Readyboost
    but dont know how to interpret them.

    Maybe if I could import EMDMgmt from different computer? I can see
    Corsair in one of the subkeys.
     
  5. obama

    obama MDL Novice

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    There is no extra ReadyBoost-Service under Seven.
    ReadyBoost is a feature of Superfetch (SysMain).
     
  6. comandoed

    comandoed MDL Novice

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    I have Superfetch (sysmain). Its started and startup type is automatic.
     
  7. d3l1

    d3l1 MDL Novice

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    Maybe Win7 thinks your usb drive does not fit the "ready boost" criteria? No idea if the list for vista is different to drives compatible with win7, but maybe there were some changes.

    Otherwise, go to device manager, select "view -> show hidden devices" and completely uninstall the voyager (plugin to see which on it is, then unplug, uninstall the device and reboot, then plug it in again and let windows install the driver again). I had some issues with my Kingston Traveler in Vista from time to time, that fixed it for me.
     
  8. Digitalhoward

    Digitalhoward MDL Novice

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    One question springs to mind, with 4gb of physical RAM, why on Earth would you want to use readyboost? You will not gain a thing from it. It only helps very low memory machines, say 1gb or less.
     
  9. black-wolf

    black-wolf MDL Novice

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    ReadyBoost helps no matter what size of RAM you have, but your mileage may vary, that's all.
     
  10. comandoed

    comandoed MDL Novice

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    I was just screwing around initially trying to find out how things work.
     
  11. gustofusion

    gustofusion MDL Novice

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    I am able to access readyboost WIn7 64bit RTM 6.1 7600
    See attached
     

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  12. U-Fig

    U-Fig MDL Member

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    another nice boost in performance would be to migrate your pagefile to another physical harddrive, if present at all

    just my 2 cents...



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