Use a flash drive as memory in Windows XP back to Flash & HD

Got a slower, older Windows XP machine? Got a USB flash drive you're not using? Then you have extra memory to speed up that computer and extend it's life a bit. I'm Tom Merritt from, and I'll show you how in this Insider Secret.

We've shown you how Windows Vista's Ready Boost feature will let you use a USB drive like this as extra cache memory to make your computer faster. Well there's a way to do the same trick in Windows XP. Thanks to Shawn in Quebec for sending along the tip.

Product Summary

First insert a flash drive


Open up the Control Panel.


Go to "System."


Choose the advanced Tab.


In the Performances section, click on "Settings"


Choose the advanced tab there.


In the "Virtual Memory" Section, press "Change."


Select the letter corresponding to your flash drive.


(Hint: It's not C.) You can let the system manage


the size or customize the amount of space that


you want used as virtual memory. I'm not going to


use this flash drive for anything else, so I'll let the


system manage it.


Make sure to Press Set once you've made your


choice. Press OK, and the changes will take effect.


Then restart your computer.


And now you have a little extra memory at no additional




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