Readyboost for vmware?

I have 16gb laptop and seem to be about 8gb short from doing large scale vmware labs.

I heard Readyboost can increase your memory. Would this be advantageous or will vmware still only see 16gb available? If so, could it still help when I'm at the 16gb limit?

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
in vmware workstation you have some memory options:
fit all into available memory
fit most into available memory

try the fit most into available memory
snyderkvAuthor Commented:
With the readyboost option? So it will fit that extra stick into memory?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
readyboost was a stop-gap method and doesn't apply here
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snyderkvAuthor Commented:
Bummer, I have a memory limit issue, not a speed issue.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you thought about completing your Lab in the Cloud ?
snyderkvAuthor Commented:
No I haven't. Nothing I'd have to pay for or be connected to. But thanks for the tip
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
A newer laptop or memory upgrade if possible is not going to be free.

You could try slimming down the memory requirements of the VM.

see AutoLab here

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snyderkvAuthor Commented:
Thanks I may check out autolab in the future. For now, I was able to do an entire SRM and VDI lab with 16gb and I'm sure in the next year or two we should start seeing at least 24gb laptops on smaller form factors.
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