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Images: Extend system memory with Windows Vista's EMD flash drive feature

Windows Vista offers several new ways to enhance system performance. A particularly interesting new technique lets you use a USB flash drive as an External Memory Device (EMD). Vista will use the memory provided by the EMD to extend the machine's existing system memory (RAM).

In his The Hot Button blog, TechRepublic columnist Steven Warren wrote about his experience installing, configuring, and using Windows Vista. This gallery's five screenshots show you how Vista's new flash drive EMD feature works.

When you place a USB flash key in a USB 2.0 slot, you are presented with the following 2 options: Open folder...., and Speed up my system...

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...