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Windows 8 hides usb flash drives in the list of virtual memory drive list. The picture taken when I installed 2 usb flash drives but they are not in the list. Any body knows the trick to add them here?

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You don't need that. Microsoft introduced ReadyBoost with Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 as a potential way to improve the performance of Windows Virtual Memory.

Ready Boost only improves performance when your USB drive has faster access times then your hard drive does. For most systems, setting a fixed minimum size and no maximum size for virtual memory will provide the best performance.

To make flash drive for ReadyBoost Just take the properties of flash drive and do following,

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Thanks i know that but the question is about pagefile , not readyboost . – Omid Kosari May 7 '13 at 7:18
Traditional paging to flash memory is a terrible idea. See my response to one of your comments elsewhere. – Shinrai May 7 '13 at 16:09
@Shinrai I know technically very bad exception occurs when the pagefile suddenly hides but any modern OS should easily handle that exception . Let's think you have hotplug sata/sas/etc disks and OS uses them for pagefile . what happens when you unplug that drive(s) ? – Omid Kosari May 8 '13 at 6:19
@OmidKosari - Bad things happen, but anybody using hotswap disks should be aware of's a lot less common than flash memory. The point I'm trying to make is that Microsoft doesn't want you to do this. You could probably find some workaround by getting your flash drive to identify itself as non-removable media by editing the firmware on it, but offhand I can't think of any other approach I would take. And I can't think of any usage situation where it would be the right decision, that's the main thing. I don't know why you're thinking this is something you should do, but it's not. – Shinrai May 9 '13 at 16:22

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