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SoftPerfect RAM Disk 4.0.9

Create a super-fast virtual drive using your PC's memory

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Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit)
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Languages: English
Software Cost: $29 (Windows)
Date Updated: 14 May 2019
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Developer: SoftPerfect Research
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SoftPerfect RAM Disk
Create a super-fast virtual drive using your PC's memory

SoftPerfect RAM Disk is a straightforward tool that allows you to create virtual drives based entirely on your PCs memory.

These drives then look just like any other; they'll appear in Explorer, you can drag and drop files there, or use them to store temporary files created by Windows or your applications. But because RAM performs so much better than conventional hard drives, your RAM disk could be hundreds of times faster in some situations.

So why bother? You could use a RAM disk to hold an application's temporary files, for instance. If it makes heavy use of these then this could greatly improve its performance.

And the program could also be useful for privacy reasons. Reconfigure your browser to store its session data on the RAM disk, say, and it'll run faster, but when you reboot your PC then your browsing history will disappear. (Although if that's a problem for you, don't worry, you're able to create persistent RAM disks which case their contents to your hard drive when your PC shuts down.)

Beware, though, there's a potential problem. The RAM Disk uses your system memory, and if you don't have enough (and most people don't) then taking away more RAM to create a virtual disk will slow you down.

Version 4.0.9 (changelog):

- Added: NUMA-node parameter in the console edition.
- Added: Windows Hybrid Boot detection and advice to turn it off.
- Improved: Up to 2x performance increase in multithreaded I/O.

Verdict:

SoftPerfect RAM Disk may help to improve your PC's performance in some situations. (Though it might also slow you down, so be careful.)

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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