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Should i Disable Readyboot.etl? Yes Readyboot.etl Not boost. what does Readyboot.ETL do do i need it on my SSD? and it seems to be using writes iv applied all previous tweeks but idk if i should disable this readyboot.etl i hear it can lower bootup times? some insight plz.
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i remember reading that readyboot.etl is the logging process for readyboost. even with readyboost and prefetch disabled, the os still logs using readyboot.etl


edit...

just found an old thread on it...

you can disable the logging by locating the following reg entry and setting start to "0"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\ReadyBoot
    
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i remember reading that readyboot.etl is the logging process for readyboost. even with readyboost and prefetch disabled, the os still logs using readyboot.etl
edit...
just found an old thread on it...
you can disable the logging by locating the following reg entry and setting start to "0"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\ReadyBoot

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I did a fresh windows install a couple days ago and readyboot was disabled from the start. The whole prefetch directory hasn't updated from the time of the install.
Seems like windows recognized a ssd was installed and disabled it.

For a clarification on the above registry tip, find REG_DWORD "Start" inside HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\Autologger\ReadyBoot and turn it to 0.
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A bit more info on the two utilities and the data collected for ReadyBOOT.ETL [btw, disabled with a SSD seems moot as stated in this quoted thread, inadvisable with a slower HDD].

http://superuser.com/questions/352074/ssd-and-monitoring-writing-to-c-windows-prefetch-readyboot-readyboot-etl

There is a difference between ReadyBoost and ReadyBoot.

On systems with more than 700MB of RAM, ReadyBoot uses data from 5 previous boots to create a plan for a boot-time memory cache. Similar to Windows XP prefetcher, it will try to preload files into RAM before they are needed. All memory used by ReadyBoot is automatically released 90 seconds after booting up, or immediately if another service needs it, so it doesn't have negative performance consequences.

In other words, on an SSD system, ReadyBoot may not improve boot times by a lot, but it will utilize your fast RAM for what it's good for: serving as a fast cache for the disk. And even the fastest SDDs are still slower than RAM memory - disabling it would still make your booting slightly slower.

ReadyBoost, on the other hand, is mainly related to utilizing flash memory (USB sticks) for the swap file. In this case, an SSD wins performance-wise, and there is no point in using a slower USB flash drive for caching, so Windows 7 automatically disables it.

Credit to Groo at SuperUsers forum
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