Memory Issue on External Hard Drive Installation

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  1. chrispanag

    chrispanag Active Member

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    I have a Sony VGN-FZ21M laptop that it lacks an internal HDD. Wanting to use it, I have managed to install Windows 7 x64 on a USB 2.0 External HDD. There is certainly a performance decrease due to the External HDD's speed but I can live on that.

    So, although the laptop has 2GB of RAM, I am constantly getting memory shortage errors because PageFile is not enabled. I tried to enable PageFile but I discovered that it can't get enabled on a USB HDD. So I tried to use ReadyBoost on a separate USB Flash Drive to substitute PageFile. But when I try to enable PageFile on the Flash Drive, I get this message:
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    This is very strange cause I have only seen this message on computers with a very fast HDD (for example SSD) which is definitely not my case. :cool:

    So my question is: Is there a way I can enable either the PageFile or ReadyBoost so as to solve my memory issues?

    Thanks in advance,
    Chris
     
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    cliffordcooley New Member

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    chrispanag Active Member

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    Firstly, thanks for your answer. :D
    I have spent the whole day, googling and searching for a possible solution throughout the web. It is certainly not an easy issue.
    I have already considered the solution you proposed, which is certainly the easiest one, but firstly, I want to eliminate every possibility to solve this issue without spending any money.
     

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