With so many "How to add more memory to Windows XP using an USB drive" articles posted I was wondering what am I doing wrong?
I have a 32GB USB drive that I have tried to use to add extra virtual memory to the system with no luck.
I follow these directions:
But have had no luck when configuring it to the maximum amount; 4096 MB.
After reboot I look at the thumb drive and it does not have anything written on it(16kb?!).
I remove it to find that it doesn't affect the computer without setting it in the Control Panel(but I went back and selected "No Page file" for the device).
Is there more to to adding an USB drive for more virtual memory than what is posted everywhere? Are there requirements to this trick? I believe my laptop's USB ports are only version 1.1 and I have no idea what the USB drives capabilities are other than one is a Sandisk and the other is a Lexar(both 32GB) and neither will work for adding memory.
My Computer is a Windows XP Home Edition with SP3 and 2GB of memory(the maximum amount the motherboard will allow).
Is there a free program that will do the same as ReadyBoost for Windows XP?