How to Enable ReadyBoost for an ExpressCard SSD in Vista

Sometimes after inserting a new SSD ExpressCard device into your Vista computer for the first time you may see the following message under the device’s “ReadyBoost” tab: “Device interface is not supported”. Do the following to enable ReadyBoost for the device (assuming the device is ReadyBoost compatible):

  1. Start up the “Disk Management” manager under: Right-click over Computer in the Start menu->Manage->Storage->Disk Management
  2. Find the SSD device and right-click over it to bring up its properties
  3. Select the Policies tab
  4. Choose the option “Optimize for performance”
  5. Drive will remount and ReadyBoost should now be enabled for the device

Note: You can change the policy back to the default of “Optimize for quick removal” and the ReadyBoost option will still be enabled for the device. So the fact that you have to initially change the policy for the device just to enable ReadyBoost is probably a bug. This behavior was observed on an HP Pavilion DV6871US notebook computer with an 8GB Lexar ExpressCard SSD.

Lexar 8GB SSD

How to Remove Saved SSL Certificates in Filezilla

If you have Filezilla installed in Windows XP delete the following user specific file:

\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\FileZilla\trustedcerts.xml

Replace “UserName” with the username of the user account that was running the Filezilla program when the SSL certificates were saved.

If you have Filezilla installed in Vista delete the following file:

C:\Program Files (x86)\FileZilla\Trusted Certs.dat

Change “C:\Program Files (x86)\FileZilla\” to the directory you installed Filezilla to if you did not go with the default installation location.

SSL Certificate
SSL Certificate

Open Command Prompt Here Feature in Vista

There is a very handy PowerToy for Windows which allows you to right-click any directory in the File Explorer and an option to “Open Command Window Here” would show up in the contextual menu. This option would allow you to open up a command prompt window with the directory already set to the directory you right-clicked on.

This feature is built into Windows Vista and can be activated by right-clicking on a directory name while holding down the shift key. When you do this, the contextual menu option “Open Command Window Here” will appear.

“Internal Error 2739” When Trying to Install Adobe Photoshop CS3 in Windows Vista

When trying to install Adobe Creative Suite 3 ( CS3 ) you may encounter the following error message:

Internal Error 2739

This error message occurs right after you run the setup program to install CS3. The problem is that a DLL file needs to be reregistered with Vista. To fix this error perform the following steps:

1. Open a command prompt but do so with administrative privileges. See this link on how to do this.

2. If you are running Windows Vista 32-bit, then ensure the command prompt is currently in the directory “C:\Windows\System32\” which should be the default starting location when you open the command prompt. If you are running Vista 64-bit, then run the following command to get to the correct directory:

cd ..\SysWow64

3. Type the following command in the command prompt window and then press ENTER:

regsvr32 jscript.dll
  • If the problem persists, then additionally run the command :
regsvr32 vbscript.dll

4. Try running the CS3 installer again. It should now work.