Using external hard drive as extra memory in vista

  honeysuckle 14:35 05 Apr 2010

I have read that it is possible to use an external hard drive as extra memory with vista.
How do i do this and is it possible to install games on the external drive and run them from there?

  Technotiger 15:00 05 Apr 2010

Hi, it is not actual memory, as in Memory Sticks inside the PC, but an external drive could improve your Virtual Memory.

You can certainly install and run games and/or any other programs from external drives - when installing the games etc just browse to the external drive, i.e. Change the Destination drive from C: which it normally is, to E: or whatever letter your external drive has.

click here

then scroll down to ...Manually manage computer memory.

  Technotiger 15:02 05 Apr 2010

I have shown you the details for XP, which I still use - but it is similar for Vista.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:52 05 Apr 2010

You can not use an external hard drive only a USB flash drive (pen drive / USB memory stick)

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