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How do you use a flash drive? I have an older computer that runs very slow. I have a lot of games that take a lot of memory. Im hoping using one of these things will help...Will it?

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An example on how to download and save to an External Hard Drive and copy and paste to an External Hard Drive Click start all programs accessories open windows explorer navigate to your data
Right click on the data select copy navigate back to the External Drive.

or right click on the data select paste or select the data hold the mouse cursor then drag the data to your usb drive then drop it in
or if you are downloading data from the internet.


Once it starts downloading windows will ask whether you want to run or save it
a browse option will open you can save it into your External Drive or a folder in my documents or another device or your usb device

you could free up some space by cutting and pasting programs into you usb drive right click on the program select cut then navigate to your usb drive right click on it select paste
As long as these programs are not part windows operating system and are not needed by programs to run your computer.


Now to speed up your computer

Press windows button and in the search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to start. scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might have a virus http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Security_Essentials_for_Windows_d6242.html microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered Win7/Vista/XP 64 bit http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4281&file=1&evp=dbb3b0aebe6a6a4ff18089a6489a5e62 anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7 if you see something running that you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might uninstall that particular program and some unnecessary programs you should also check leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start tick in both boxes this will schedule to on restart do not have any input while chkdsk utility is in progress any might damage your computer also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/ then defragment your hard drive adding more ram is the best way of speeding up a computer If youre not sure if a module is right for your system use the Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules
you should always ask for a guarantee on compatibility before purchasing any ram and buy working pairs if possible you might have to many programs running at the same time putting to much strain on the CPU central processing unit
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have. Delete the files using Disk Cleanup If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup. It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need. Open Disk Cleanup by clicking start all programs accessories system tools and then clicking Disk Cleanup. In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files only or all of the files on the computer. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. If the Disk Cleanup Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK. Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to delete. When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation. Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer. This tool deletes unnecessary or temporary files on your hard disk so you can increase the amount of storage space you have. Delete the files using Disk Cleanup If you want to reduce the number of unnecessary files on your hard disk to free up disk space and help your computer run faster, use Disk Cleanup. It removes temporary files, empties the Recycle Bin, and removes a variety of system files and other items that you no longer need. Watch the demo (1:00) this should speed up your computer
If you need more help with this post a reply
Hope this helps.

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How can I have it be reconized?


Need more details: What computer and what operating system? What is the capacity of the memory card and the USB Flash Drive? Are you using the computer's built in card reader or an external one?
If the computer is older, or you are using an older operating system, it may not recognize higher capacity cards, and you may need to buy a higher capacity card reader.

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Pen drive is slow


Slow Transfer on a USB Flash Drive b> Using a USB flash drive is a convenient way of transferring data and files from one device to another. However, sometimes you may find that your USB drive is slow to transfer files onto your laptop or PC. This lag may also cause your desktop or laptop to slow down while you use other programs. You do not need to replace your flash drive and buy a new one. You can fix a slow file transfer problem in just a few steps.

b>Plug your USB flash drive into your computer. Click the "Start" button and select "My Computer." Right-click the USB icon from the My Computer window and click "Properties" from the menu that comes up. Go to the "Hardware" tab and select your flash drive once you find it in the list of items. Then click the "Properties" option in this menu. Choose "Policies" tab within the Properties menu. Turn on the performance optimization option and click "OK." Click "OK" again to exit out of the Properties dialog box. Go back to the My Computer window and right-click on the USB icon. Select the "Format" option from the list of choices. Select the "NTFS" file system and choose "Quick Format." Press "OK" to confirm the choices and to initiate the formatting. Wait for the drive to finish formatting before ejecting it and removing it from the computer.
USB Flash That Is Slow and Damaged
b> USB flash drives are used to transport data between computer systems. Because it is essentially just a small hard drive, the USB device can become damaged and slow down in performance due to viruses or damaged files. To correct these problems and fix the USB flash drive, you must reformat the drive. This removes all data from the drive, returning it to its factory settings.

Plug the USB flash drive into a USB port on the computer system. Close any AutoPlay window that may load onto the screen. Click "Start" then "(My) Computer." Right-click the removable device icon that appears on the screen. Select "Format" from the pull-down menu. This loads a format options screen. Click "Yes" and the computer formats the USB flash drive, removing the damaged content and returning it to the factory settings.
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b>The ReadyBoost feature in Windows has the ability to increase the speed of low-RAM computers by caching program data on a flash memory device. However, the device must meet minimum performance characteristics in order for Windows to enable ReadyBoost, because ReadyBoost may not meet expectations when used on a slower device. If you still want to use ReadyBoost with your flash drive or memory card, you can make a change in the system registry to force Windows to use the device.

Insert the flash device that you would like to use for ReadyBoost. Open the Start menu, and click "Computer" to see the icon for the device. Right-click the icon for the flash device, and then click "Properties." Click the "ReadyBoost" tab at the top of the window. Clear the check from the "Stop retesting this device when I plug it in" box, and then click "OK." Remove the flash device. Open the Start menu again. Type "regedit" in the "Search programs and files" box at the bottom, and then press "Enter" to run the Registry Editor. Double-click the folders "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE," "SOFTWARE," "Microsoft," "Windows NT," "CurrentVersion." and "EMDMgmt." Locate and click the folder for your flash memory device under "EMDMgmt." In most cases, you can determine the correct folder because it contains the name of the device's manufacturer. Double-click the registry entry "DeviceStatus" on the right side of the window. Change the number under "Value Data" to "2" and click "OK." Double-click "ReadSpeedKBs" on the right side of the window. Change the value to "10000000" and click "OK." Repeat this process with the "WriteSpeedKBs" registry entry and close the Registry Editor. Reinsert the flash memory device, and return to the "Computer" window. Right-click the icon for the flash memory device, and then click "Properties." Click the "ReadyBoost" tab. Windows now displays an option to enable ReadyBoost on the device. You might install a usb 3 card the speeds are much faster cheap and easy to install. Hope this helps.

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Im trying ti install heroes 4 and it say I need 128mb of memory... i have 2 gb of memory and says it fails to meet requirements...should i look for a patch? Im using windows 7. thx for ur help


Hello,

Your using Windows OS 7, which is fairly new. This is great for programs but not for games. Heroes 4 is a older game, so there are some compadablility problems.

As for your memory and HD space you should be fine since the requirements are low.

Solutions: Look for programs which allows you to run virtual OS of pervious generations of windows (such as windows xp). This should solve your problem. Otherwise if you have 2 HDD on your laptop/computer you can make one drive into a older OS. Then run the game from that HD.

Good luck, and rate my response.

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My laptop is running slow? when im in the internet my computer runs slow


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  2. Select the Performance Tab
  3. Compare the Physical Memory vs Commit Charge numbers.

For example, my fast computer has 3600 megs of total physical memory compared to a commit charge of 1200 megs. Meanwhile, my older, slow computer has only 650 megs of total physical memory with a commit charge of 1400 megs. This means the slow computer is always making 'pretend' memory from hard drive space, and that is why it is so slow. This is most likely the case with your computer as well.

I hope that helps.

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Available RAM is more important for speeding up your laptop than available hard drive space. Check your available RAM by:

  1. Starting the Task Manager (Right click on taskbar and select it)
  2. Select the Performance Tab
  3. Compare the Physical Memory vs Commit Charge numbers.

For example, my fast computer has 3600 megs of total physical memory compared to a commit charge of 1200 megs. Meanwhile, my older, slow computer has only 650 megs of total physical memory with a commit charge of 1400 megs. This means the slow computer is always making 'pretend' memory from hard drive space, and that is why it is so slow. This is most likely the case with your computer as well.

I hope that helps.

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Not a hardware problem. Either the game was badly installed - the security software on your computer has most likely blocked the DRM from your disk - or the disk is worn out and the new optical unit can't pick it up - use the older one..

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My pendrive's copying speed is very slow. its capacty is 8 GB. whn i connect pen drive to the PC its get lots time rather then normal time. and when i copying some data its gets slow.


format the pen drive after taking the backup and then defragmented it you will get smooth work in your pen drive. If not so fast after defragmentation then check your computer configuration and its space may be it is due to your computer is slow you con check whether your pen drive is ok or not by connecting it to any other good pc. good luck

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Check
1. Word document .doc extension (Word 97-2003-document); this way
you can access the document even on older computers.
2. Connect the Cruzer always directly to the computer for transfers.
3. USB flash drive enough free memory (e.g. pics require a lot of memory)
4. USB flash drive has memory format FAT or FAT32
5. Have a backup on your computer on a seperate partition of the hard drive on your computer; another partition than the place where "My documents" are located. (in case you should have to restore the Operating System)

See next items how to locate your flash drive on the computer.:

Windows requirements:

When there's a drive letter conflict it can happen that the flash drive is not recognized, see:
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Once you can locate the drive and know if there's plenty of memory
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You can also right click on the document and next select copy.
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