How to clear ReadyBoost.sfcache in Windows 7 and Vista

What is Ready Boost ?
ReadyBoost is a disk cache component of Microsoft Windows, It first got introduced  in Microsoft’s Windows Vista  2006 and bundled with Windows 7 in 2009. It works by using flash memory, a USB flash drive, SD card, CompactFlash, external hard drive or any kind of portable flash mass storage system as a cache.

ReadyBoost is also used to facilitate SuperFetch(It is an technology that pre-loads commonly used applications into memory to reduce their load times), which allows it to perform analysis of boot-time disk usage patterns and creates a cache which is used in subsequent system boots

Turn ReadyBoost on or off in Storage Device

1.Plug a flash drive or flash memory card into your computer.
2..In the Properties dialog box, click the ReadyBoost tab, and then do one of the following:

  • To turn ReadyBoost off, click Do not use this device.
  • To use the maximum available space on the flash drive or memory card for ReadyBoost, click Dedicate this device to ReadyBoost. Windows will leave any files already stored on the device, but it’ll use the rest to boost your system speed.
  • To use less than the maximum available space on the device for ReadyBoost, click Use this device, and then move the slider to choose the amount of available space on the device you want to use.

3.Click OK.

How to clear ReadyBoost.sfcache in  Windows Vista  ?

Goto Classic View in Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services -> Ready Boost
Right Click to Stop  Ready Boost Services in Windows Vista. No performance issues on stopping the services in Windows Vista

How to clear ReadyBoost.sfcache in Windows 7 ?

 Follow these steps as suggested to disable ReadyBoost in Winows 7. Click Here

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