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ReadyBoost: Use Flash Drive as a RAM to speed up your computer

ReadyBoost can speed up your computer by using storage space on most USB flash drives and flash memory cards. When you plug a ReadyBoost-compatible storage device into your computer, the AutoPlay dialog box offers you the option to speed up your computer using ReadyBoost. If you select this option, you can choose how much memory on the device to use for this purpose.

When you set up a device to work with ReadyBoost, Windows shows you how much space it recommends you allow it to use for optimal performance. For ReadyBoost to effectively speed up your computer, the flash drive or memory card should have at least 1 gigabyte (GB) of available space. If your device doesn’t have enough available space for ReadyBoost, you’ll see a message telling you to free some space on the device if you want to use it to speed up your system.

You can enable or disable ReadyBoost for a specific flash drive or other removable storage device. For more information, see Turn ReadyBoost on or off for a storage device.

Picture of the ReadyBoost tab
The ReadyBoost tab lets you decide how much storage space on a removable device to use for boosting your system speed.
Notes

Notes

  • If your computer has a hard disk that uses solid-state drive (SSD) technology, you might not see an option to speed up your computer with ReadyBoost when you plug in a USB flash drive or flash memory card. You may instead receive the message, “Readyboost is not enabled on this computer because the system disk is fast enough that ReadyBoost is unlikely to provide any additional benefit.” This is because some SSD drives are so fast they’re unlikely to benefit from ReadyBoost.
  • In some situations, you might not be able to use all of the memory on your device to speed up your computer. For example, some flash memory devices contain both slow and fast flash memory, but ReadyBoost can only use fast flash memory to speed up your computer.

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Reset Windows 7 / XP Administrator Password Complete Guide

So, you’ve locked yourself out of your PC and, because you are smart and used a good password, and the NTFS filesystem, you now cannot access your personal files. Don’t despair, this guide will show you how to reset the administrator password.

Note: The intention of this guide is to help you reset your OWN password. I am not responsible for any misuse of this tool.

Download the Password Recovery Disk

The first step is to download and burn the password recovery disc.

Download the disc here.

If you are unsure how to burn an ISO image to a disc, follow this guide: Burn an ISO to a CD/DVD.

Boot from the Password Recovery Disc

To boot from the password recovery disc:

1. Insert your bootable recovery disc and shut down your PC.

2. Power on your PC.

3. When your BIOS is loading (if you have a brand-name PC, this is usually when you can see the brand’s logo), press the key that loads the boot options menu (this is usually displayed as an option on the screen and is typically the ESC key.)

4. Arrow down to the CD-ROM Drive option (may also be called Optical driveDVD-ROM Drive,Optical Media etc) and press Enter.

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5. You will now see a series of prompts. Follow the instructions (the default choices are contained in [brackets]); for your convenience, I took screenshots of the best options:

Press Enter.

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Watch the boot files load:

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Select the partition where Windows is installed (usually 1.)

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Press Enter to use the default Registry directory (unless you changed it, this will be right.)

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Type 1 and press Enter.

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Select Edit user data and passwords. [1]

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Type the username of the account for which you want to change the password. i.e. Rich

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I recommend you clear the password with option 1.

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You will receive confirmation that your password is cleared. Now type the same username again and press Enter.

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Choose option q to quit.

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Save the files by typing and pressing Enter.

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Select n to quit.

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Now restart your machine.

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Wait for your machine to boot and login without a password.

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Be sure to set a new password and remember it this time 🙂

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How to Install Android on PC / Laptop

Mobile phones under the android platform always deserve a best place in market. So if you got messed with android OS and want to try it in your netbook or laptop here is the procedure to experiment it. You can install in your memory cards or flash drives to test android OS on your system.
Download android from Android-x86 and copy it in your flash drive or memory card. Scroll down and download it from the stable release section of the site. This will download an ISO file from the website. Also Make sure your memory device having memory more than 256MB and make your memory drive clean before copying android into it.


You also need UNetbootin (Universal Netboot Installer) to run android on your system. So download it from UNetbootin site. It is available for all the leading operating systems. So choose your OS to download UNetbootin from the site.

Now I have downloaded UNetbootin for my windows platform. All you need to do is insert your drive which you going to install your android OS. UNetbootin extracts the ISO file of android OS which you downloaded and install it in the target disk. The first step of your installation is shown in the screen shot below.

After selecting the target disk, android will start extracting from ISO file and installed in your disk. Now your flash drive will get installed with android OS. This may take few minutes depending on the speed of your flash drive.
 Once you get done with the process you will asked to reboot your system. If you wish you can reboot system immediately or else you just exit and run android when you want. Now your system is ready to run android OS. All you need to do is reboot your system with the flash drive. Change the boot setup to boot from removable disk.

In default it will be available to boot from your hard drive. So press F2 on reboot of your system. Go to Boot menu in the BIOS setup and change the boot setup to boot from removable disc. Then press F10 to save your changes and exit from BIOS setup. Now your system will restart and boot from your removable disc. This will bring a menu infront of you with the following options.

Select Live CD- Run Android-x86 without installation. Then your android OS will start booting and you need to wait for few minutes until it gets loaded. After a couple of minutes you will straightly get into your personal desktop. The default applications will be available on the home screen and for more applications go to menu and select the applications you need.
How to Use Android as PC

By default android give access to webcam and Wi-Fi. So that after entering into the menu you can install the apps you need. You can carry your memory card or flash drive to anywhere and use your own android OS. But your apps installed will be gone when you reboot your system or when you put your removable device in another system. This provides a better interface for the persons who are all using the public systems.

Follow these steps, try installing android in your system. share your comments and doubts in the comment box below.

Just download LiveAndroid

Live Android  Part 1
Live Android  Part 2

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