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By: Raymond

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 03:11:39 +0000

So someone tell me how to use a flash drive to move files from my old computer to my new one by using a flash drive. I plug it in the USB port, but nothing happens.

By: Cheap USB Flash Drives

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 09:24:00 +0000

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By: Mark

Sun, 20 Jun 2010 14:58:50 +0000

Not a chance it is quicker to access a USB stick than RAM. The architecture of the computer precludes it - data would have to be loaded from the USB stick TO RAM before it can be used. RAM is designed to be the fastest storage to access short of cache or the CPU registers. You'd be better off to supplement your RAM with MORE RAM. I'm sure in some (very specific) situations it makes a difference but Readyboost still sounds like a scam to me.

By: Rick

Sun, 04 Oct 2009 20:00:35 +0000

I don't think I am ready to go to a stick drive for my backup. I can't begin to tell you how many of those I have misplaced around the house. I guess if I ever move, we will find most of them. What I like are the Western Digital Elements drive with the 1.5 or 2 TB backup. That will let me back up all three of my computers onto one drive with plenty of space left. When I buy or build a new computer, then it will be a simple matter to restore my data files as well as my apps. Another drive I like is the Seagate FreeAgent Extreme I have long been a fan of the Seagate drive though some of them tend to be a bit noisy which is not a problem unless I am dealing with video. There are many USB portable drives from which to choose and the price has literally fallen through the floor.

By: Alec

Wed, 23 Sep 2009 18:05:22 +0000

Ok First of all wikipedia. Not exaclty the most reliable source of information since anyone can change it. But even if its reliable the thumb drives aren't ment to replace RAM they are ment to supliment it. Its easier for a computer to draw information of a flash stick then a hard drive or RAM because they are designed for quick access of information Ram and Rom memory are ment to store more and take longer to search

By: Dave Jones

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 13:53:06 +0000

You also need to make sure that you copy the .pst file to the new computer (this file contains all of the emails received by that person). Perform a search on that PC for any files ending .pst and copy them to a safe location. Then copy that file back to the ame location on the new PC. ------------------ Dave Jones - DVD Authoring Services

By: ding42

Sat, 01 Dec 2007 22:41:25 +0000

@Dale Go to the file menu of Outlook and use the export feature. Just export everything to the default outlook file type (can't remember what it's called, starts with a p). Then just import that file into the new install with that same export/import feature.

By: Dale

Sat, 01 Sep 2007 13:42:25 +0000

I work on the computers at my elementary school. Periodically, I switch out computers that the teachers use. How do I move what is in their Outlook on the old machine to their new machine without losing anything? Thanks.

By: Vino

Thu, 30 Aug 2007 02:49:12 +0000

Readyboost only really helps computers with small amoutns of memory, like 512mb. But 1GB and higher workstations don't require the facility of Readyboost. It seems like it has been made redundant by cheap memory if you ask me.

By: CP

Tue, 28 Aug 2007 10:30:17 +0000

This is very true. I ordered my “readyboost” drive, and while I can still use it as a high capacity flash drive, I was half expecting to see amazing things. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice any visible difference at all! If you do a search for “readyboost stats” etc then the figures really are damming!

By: Blue

Mon, 27 Aug 2007 21:49:56 +0000

(correction) 16MB/sec USB 2.0

By: Blue

Mon, 27 Aug 2007 21:47:40 +0000

How is it possible "Ready Boost" hasn't been recognized by the tech media as the biggest farce since crop circles? Given the fact that today's system memory can run as fast as 2-8GB/s ( and hard drives are good for 150MB/sec on up to 6GB/sec (, how is it possible that a 16MB USB 2.0 thumb drive is anything but horribly misleading?! How much was MS paid by flash memory manufacturers to push this fake technology?

By: JasonT

Mon, 27 Aug 2007 17:42:15 +0000

Next to moving files between non-networked computers, my favorite use of USB flash drives is to load them up with .mp3 or .m4a files and stick them into the USB port of my car stereo (Sony CDX-GT410U). I can add an insane amount of music onto a 4GB USB drive. I've stopped carrying CDs in my car altogether. One of my favorite gadgets.