What's new

Readyboost and mobility center problem on windows 8

jimmunsw

Member
Member
Hi there to everyone reading my post . I am a newbie to this forum and I need some help :-

1) on my viewsonic viewpad 10 tablet , it comes with windows 7 home premium . I have been able to use readyboost on Windows 7 , recently I have update to w8 consumer preview and also able to use readyboost with my sandisk 4gb thumbdrive like before , but after a few times of shut down and boot up my w8 , now I cant use the same usb thumbdrive as readyboost , it say :- this computer is not enable to use readyboost because it is fast enough already ! I don't understand why I can use it the first few times and after that I cannot continue to use it again . Can any expert please help me out on this problem as I would very much like to run readyboost even though it speeds up just a little bit , I don't mind .

2) when in windows 7 , inside my mobility center ,there is a switch for WiFi on and off . But after I installed windows 8 , inside my mobility center , the whole WiFi box is missing , there is no more WiFi on/off switch there ! Is there any way to set the WiFi switch back into this mobility center as this switch is important for me to use daily ?

Many thanks and best regards to all , cheers - Jim
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Name
    jimmunsw
    System Manufacturer/Model
    viewsonic viewpad 10 tablet
    CPU
    intel
    Motherboard
    not sure
    Memory
    16 ssd
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lcd Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 600
    Hard Drives
    Ssd 16 gb
    Case
    Alu & Plastic
    Cooling
    one Fan
    Keyboard
    Touch screen or Usb
    Mouse
    Touch screen or Usb
    Other Info
    one of the best & cheapest w8 tablet around , postpc era here we go yahoo ! :)
    Country Flag
    Malaysia

GMan

Banned
Hi,

Format the Sandisk first to exFAT and then try to enable Readyboost again.

If you have it attached to a 3.0 port, install the latest USB 3.0 driver from the motherboard manufacturer's site.

If it is attached to 2.0, install the latest chipset driver package from the motherboard site.

Updating the motherboard bios to latest is always good.

--------

There is airplane mode in Windows 8: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...-off-windows-8-a.html?highlight=airplane+mode
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    2 MByte/sec Down, 250 KByte/sec Up
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us new york

jimmunsw

Member
Member
I will try it later , thanks a lot Gman .
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Name
    jimmunsw
    System Manufacturer/Model
    viewsonic viewpad 10 tablet
    CPU
    intel
    Motherboard
    not sure
    Memory
    16 ssd
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lcd Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 600
    Hard Drives
    Ssd 16 gb
    Case
    Alu & Plastic
    Cooling
    one Fan
    Keyboard
    Touch screen or Usb
    Mouse
    Touch screen or Usb
    Other Info
    one of the best & cheapest w8 tablet around , postpc era here we go yahoo ! :)
    Country Flag
    Malaysia

jimmunsw

Member
Member
Gman ,

I have formatted my sandisk to exfat , but still it says :-

This device cannot be used for ReadyBoost . ReadyBoost is not enabled because this computer is fast enough that ReadyBoost is unlikely to provide additional benefit .

I will try update drivers then .
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Name
    jimmunsw
    System Manufacturer/Model
    viewsonic viewpad 10 tablet
    CPU
    intel
    Motherboard
    not sure
    Memory
    16 ssd
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lcd Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 600
    Hard Drives
    Ssd 16 gb
    Case
    Alu & Plastic
    Cooling
    one Fan
    Keyboard
    Touch screen or Usb
    Mouse
    Touch screen or Usb
    Other Info
    one of the best & cheapest w8 tablet around , postpc era here we go yahoo ! :)
    Country Flag
    Malaysia

GMan

Banned
I don't feel like searching for you at the moment - please don't take that as anything negative as I don't mean that - I mean it's easier for you than me right now lol. :)

That being said, you can edit the registry to accept the Flash drive to be useful for Readyboost. If you Google how to, you can find the appropriate edit(s).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    2 MByte/sec Down, 250 KByte/sec Up
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us new york

jimmunsw

Member
Member
Ok thanks gman i understand, will goo n come back to w8 forum later , cheers ☺
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Name
    jimmunsw
    System Manufacturer/Model
    viewsonic viewpad 10 tablet
    CPU
    intel
    Motherboard
    not sure
    Memory
    16 ssd
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lcd Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 600
    Hard Drives
    Ssd 16 gb
    Case
    Alu & Plastic
    Cooling
    one Fan
    Keyboard
    Touch screen or Usb
    Mouse
    Touch screen or Usb
    Other Info
    one of the best & cheapest w8 tablet around , postpc era here we go yahoo ! :)
    Country Flag
    Malaysia

GMan

Banned
Alright ya, the above advice would have worked well but I thought of something even better. Remove the device from the machine.

Then open Regedit and make a backup of this key in case you mess up. If you do mess up, you can just restore the key you saved by merging it (double clicking on saved file in Windows Explorer):

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USBSTOR

Then after the backup, simply find the subkey in there responsible for your SanDisk. Delete the subkey. Reboot. Attach the device. It will be tested as new hardware and will work fine.


(You might have to delete the subkey from safe mode after taking ownership of its permissions there too.)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    2 MByte/sec Down, 250 KByte/sec Up
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us new york

jimmunsw

Member
Member
Gman , thanks for replying , i will try and see later , will come back to you for results or more queries , thanks YA ! - jim
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Name
    jimmunsw
    System Manufacturer/Model
    viewsonic viewpad 10 tablet
    CPU
    intel
    Motherboard
    not sure
    Memory
    16 ssd
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lcd Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 600
    Hard Drives
    Ssd 16 gb
    Case
    Alu & Plastic
    Cooling
    one Fan
    Keyboard
    Touch screen or Usb
    Mouse
    Touch screen or Usb
    Other Info
    one of the best & cheapest w8 tablet around , postpc era here we go yahoo ! :)
    Country Flag
    Malaysia

jimmunsw

Member
Member
Dear Gman ,
I can see this on my USBSTOR >
Folder 1) Disk&Ven_SanDisk&Prod_Cruzer_Blade&Rev_1.00 >
Folder 2) 20060266721B4C20F361&0 >
Folder 3) Device Parameters >
Folder 4) MediaChangeNotification >
Folder 5) Partmgr >
Folder 6) Properties .

Which folder should i export to backup and then delete please ?
Thanks and kind regards - jim
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Name
    jimmunsw
    System Manufacturer/Model
    viewsonic viewpad 10 tablet
    CPU
    intel
    Motherboard
    not sure
    Memory
    16 ssd
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lcd Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 600
    Hard Drives
    Ssd 16 gb
    Case
    Alu & Plastic
    Cooling
    one Fan
    Keyboard
    Touch screen or Usb
    Mouse
    Touch screen or Usb
    Other Info
    one of the best & cheapest w8 tablet around , postpc era here we go yahoo ! :)
    Country Flag
    Malaysia

jimmunsw

Member
Member
Dear Gman ,
Another thing is I tried to delete any of the above Folder 1 to 6 , it says something like no permission !
I have never done any permission checking or allowing before , so can you please also advise me on how to do it , it
looks confusing . Thanks again - jim
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Name
    jimmunsw
    System Manufacturer/Model
    viewsonic viewpad 10 tablet
    CPU
    intel
    Motherboard
    not sure
    Memory
    16 ssd
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lcd Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 600
    Hard Drives
    Ssd 16 gb
    Case
    Alu & Plastic
    Cooling
    one Fan
    Keyboard
    Touch screen or Usb
    Mouse
    Touch screen or Usb
    Other Info
    one of the best & cheapest w8 tablet around , postpc era here we go yahoo ! :)
    Country Flag
    Malaysia

GMan

Banned
Dear Gman ,
Another thing is I tried to delete any of the above Folder 1 to 6 , it says something like no permission !
I have never done any permission checking or allowing before , so can you please also advise me on how to do it , it
looks confusing . Thanks again - jim

This will do the trick for you: USB drive or flash problems? How to cleanup and remove old USB storage drivers - TechSpot Forums

Don't forget to right click on the .exe and choose Run as Administrator.

Don't worry about their instructions. Just remove device from machine, Run as Admin by right clicking the .exe, done.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    2 MByte/sec Down, 250 KByte/sec Up
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us new york

jimmunsw

Member
Member
Dear Gman ,

Thank you for your reply and information given , but however , i have done everything you have instructed accordingly , i managed to cleanup and remove all old Usb storage drivers , i then plugged in my Sandisk Cruzer ( Formatted to Fat32 ) to try set up ReadyBoost but i still unable to do so , it replied the same :- " This device cannot be used for ReadyBoost because this computer is fast enough that ReadyBoost is unlikely to provide additional benefit " .

1) I wondered why ReadyBoost can work well in Windows 7 for the same Cruzer the same Fat 32 but after upgrading to Windows 8 it worked for a short few times and then it stopped to work with reason given computer is fast enough now ?

2) Could it be after upgrading to W8 , the computer thought the hard drive is a normal spin drive and later after a few shut down / boot ups plus playing with it for a few hours , it detected the hard drive is actually a SSD 16gb ? Hence the disabling of ReadyBoost sets in .

3) I wanted to activate the readyBoost because - one) I done it before in this same computer and it worked flawlessly a few times and I think it runs a little faster ( I think only and I may not be right ) with readyboost .
two) I always find it hard to let go when i dont know why things can work in the first place and it stopped working the next .

It is a most intriguing puzzle for a device of only 16gb size memory to be so complicated to solve !
But i still believe there is someone out there knows and have experienced this before and have solved the problem . Maybe i just need to reinstall the whole Windows 8 OS again ...

But thanks anyway for your valueable info and the time taken for you to dig out these infos for me , much appreciated - jim
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Name
    jimmunsw
    System Manufacturer/Model
    viewsonic viewpad 10 tablet
    CPU
    intel
    Motherboard
    not sure
    Memory
    16 ssd
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lcd Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 600
    Hard Drives
    Ssd 16 gb
    Case
    Alu & Plastic
    Cooling
    one Fan
    Keyboard
    Touch screen or Usb
    Mouse
    Touch screen or Usb
    Other Info
    one of the best & cheapest w8 tablet around , postpc era here we go yahoo ! :)
    Country Flag
    Malaysia

GMan

Banned
Format the SanDisk to exFAT as previously advised. Take the SanDisk out of machine. Run the tool as Admin. Reboot for good measure. Put SanDisk in machine. See if ReadyBoost works. If not, try again not to format to exFAT.

Hopefully, you also followed advice about drivers in my first post here?


Anyhow - based on that message you said which I have never heard of before actually, if you have about 2 GB or more of RAM in the machine, Readyboost is basically useless.

It works good for machines with 1 GB or less, and is increasing less useful as the amount increases.

So I personally wouldn't bother with it at all if you have a good amount of memory.
 
Last edited:

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    2 MByte/sec Down, 250 KByte/sec Up
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us new york

GMan

Banned
Ya, I just checked on the specs of your machine and it has 2 GB of DDR3 ram. My advice is to forget about Readyboost completely, as it is not going to do anything positive for you anyhow:

Viewsonic » ViewPad 10 Tablet | VPAD10

I also have 2 GB ram at only DDR spec, which is worlds slower than yours, and regular hard drives too. Readyboost on a SanDisk does not increase my performance in any way.

So with that info, hope you enjoy. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    2 MByte/sec Down, 250 KByte/sec Up
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us new york

Calico

New Member
Power User
Apparently, it has an SSD too. If so, there's even less need for readyboost.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux
    CPU
    FX-8350
    Motherboard
    GA-990XA-UD3
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD7860
    Sound Card
    Xonar Essence STX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Various
    PSU
    Corsair HX 850W
    Occupation
    Retired
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian
    Cooling
    Thermalright
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    50/50
    Browser
    firefox
    State/Region Flag
    uk wessex

GMan

Banned

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    2 MByte/sec Down, 250 KByte/sec Up
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us new york

jimmunsw

Member
Member
Dear Gman and Calico ,

Mine is Viewsonic Viewpad 10 , 16gb ssd , 1gb ram only , wifi only . It is the starting / basic model or the cheapest W8 tablet i bought - from a good gadget friend of mine for Usd112 only , on for 5 times only by him , he hardly use it at all because he has many other gadgets to play with , suprisingly with W8 this basic atom tablet seems to run so smooth and i am impressed with it's capabilities , making me feel W8 tablets will be a thing to stay for many years to come , i also have ipad 1 64gb wifi and 3g and cydia , it's working fine even now , so now i have the best of both world because with vpad w8 , i can plug in any usb windows accessories and run easily , which ios cant give me that . I can imagine by coming December many iCores w8 tablets will be out by then and it should be cheaper as competition is keen , just imagining the speed iCores tablet can go !

So that's why i hope to fix this funny problem , it should be able to be corrected because it works in the first place - that's my opinion . Many thanks again for your advise and comments , cheers - jim
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Name
    jimmunsw
    System Manufacturer/Model
    viewsonic viewpad 10 tablet
    CPU
    intel
    Motherboard
    not sure
    Memory
    16 ssd
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lcd Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 600
    Hard Drives
    Ssd 16 gb
    Case
    Alu & Plastic
    Cooling
    one Fan
    Keyboard
    Touch screen or Usb
    Mouse
    Touch screen or Usb
    Other Info
    one of the best & cheapest w8 tablet around , postpc era here we go yahoo ! :)
    Country Flag
    Malaysia

GMan

Banned
Unless Viewsonic took a different version off the market or something, both of the Viewpad 10 models have 2 GB DDR3:

MEMORY
VPAD10_AHUS_05: 2GB DDR3, 16GB SSD VPAD10_APUS_05: 2GB DDR3, 32GB SSD


Viewsonic » ViewPad 10 Tablet | VPAD10
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    2 MByte/sec Down, 250 KByte/sec Up
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us new york

jimmunsw

Member
Member
Gman ,

Regarding the update of drivers , I have only done so for this :-

Device manager > Network Adapters > 1) Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Adapter - Drivers updated and working properly
2) Qualcomm Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter - Drivers updated and working properly , PowerManagement Off
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Name
    jimmunsw
    System Manufacturer/Model
    viewsonic viewpad 10 tablet
    CPU
    intel
    Motherboard
    not sure
    Memory
    16 ssd
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lcd Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 600
    Hard Drives
    Ssd 16 gb
    Case
    Alu & Plastic
    Cooling
    one Fan
    Keyboard
    Touch screen or Usb
    Mouse
    Touch screen or Usb
    Other Info
    one of the best & cheapest w8 tablet around , postpc era here we go yahoo ! :)
    Country Flag
    Malaysia

jimmunsw

Member
Member
Err , here in my country they sell this cheapest version which is not mentioned in the web / net , i confirmed it is 1 gb ram only , very sure of this - i have checked many - many times .
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Name
    jimmunsw
    System Manufacturer/Model
    viewsonic viewpad 10 tablet
    CPU
    intel
    Motherboard
    not sure
    Memory
    16 ssd
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Lcd Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1024 x 600
    Hard Drives
    Ssd 16 gb
    Case
    Alu & Plastic
    Cooling
    one Fan
    Keyboard
    Touch screen or Usb
    Mouse
    Touch screen or Usb
    Other Info
    one of the best & cheapest w8 tablet around , postpc era here we go yahoo ! :)
    Country Flag
    Malaysia

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top