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| screenshot = ReadyBoost Windows 8.png
| screenshot_size = 227px
| caption = ReadyBoost as it appears in [[Windows 10]].
| developer = [[Microsoft]]
| service_name = ReadyBoost (EMDMgmt)
| operating system = [[Microsoft Windows]]
| genre = [[Cache (computing)|Disk Cache]]
'''ReadyBoost''' (codenamed '''EMD'''<ref name="FeatureNames">{{cite web |url= |title=SuperFetch, ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive: some new feature names for you |last=Moulster |first=Ian |date=April 6, 2006 |publisher=[[Microsoft]] |work=MSDN Blogs |accessdate=July 11, 2015}}</ref>) is a [[cache (computing)|disk caching]] software component developed by [[Microsoft]] for [[Windows Vista]] and included in later versions of the [[Windows (operating system)|Windows]] [[operating system]]. ReadyBoost enables [[flash memory|NAND memory]] [[mass storage]] devices, including [[CompactFlash]], [[Secure Digital card|SD card]]s, and [[USB flash drive]]s, to be used as a [[cache (computing)|write cache]] between a [[hard drive]] and [[random access memory]] in an effort to increase computing performance. ReadyBoost relies on the [[Windows Vista I/O technologies#SuperFetch|SuperFetch]] technology and, like SuperFetch, adjusts its cache based on user activity. Other features, including [[Windows Vista I/O technologies#ReadyDrive|ReadyDrive]], are implemented in a manner similar to ReadyBoost.<ref name="KernelChanges">{{cite web |url= |title=Windows Vista Kernel Changes |last=Russinovich |first=Mark |authorlink=Mark Russinovich |date=2007 |publisher=Microsoft |archiveurl= |archivedate=September 12, 2007 |format=PPTX |accessdate=July 12, 2015}}</ref>