How to completely disable 'readyboot'? (Not readyboost)

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    You're right, it doesn't talk about readyboot but it's very likely the same thing as prefetching. I haven't tried the tool yet but I'll do it for you and post what happens.

    EDIT: just ran the installer and it lets you customize what you want to disable/enable so you could just disable the prefetching.
     
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    Terrific! I'll try it when I get home - thanks very much!
    :D
     
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    I have turned off the READYBOOST service; however, under C:\Windows\Prefetch\ReadyBoot\ there is still a READYBOOT.ETL file that is 17.920KB, gets recreated if deleted, and when copied over to a .txt file and viewed appears to be a list of the names of virtually every file on the PC.

    Any thoughts on how to kill READYBOOT, preferrably without also slaying PreFetch and SuperFetch?
     
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    short from moving away from Vista (or taking chance with blasting registry to kil the eCache), i do not see how one can take out readyboot service. It is part of vista kernel!

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc162480.aspx

    cheers ...
     
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    Whats the benefit of disabling Superfetch?
     
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    There is no benefit to turning off SuperFetch. Nor to turning off Fetch, for that matter. But if you want to see for yourself, Here Is How.
     
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    I turned the ReadyBoost service back on. There is an application program, ReadyBoo*, running as shown by TaskManager, as before post-boot. I'll have to wait awhile before I'll know of that huge ReadyBoot.etl file is recreated or not.

    Update: It appears to not create the .etl file, so the ReadyBoost service stays enabled.
     
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