What is superfetch ? And How to disable it ?

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What is superfetch

Superfetch is a service in Windows that’s designed to speed up app launching by preloading certain apps based on your usage patterns.

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However, it should not be maxing out your processor all the time. If it is slowing down your computer, you can try to disable it.

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To disable superfetch

#Method 1 : Use services.msc

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Type “services.msc” and hit Enter
  3. Look for Superfetch in the list and right-click it>PropertiesWhat is superfetch
  4. Set the startup type to disabled and click the Stop button to stop the service
  5. Click Ok

    #Method 2 : Use registry

  1. You hold Windows + “R” => Run.
  2. You type “Regedit“, then “Enter“.
  3. Registry Editor appears. You go “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > Session Manager > MemoryManagement > PrefetchParameters”
  4. You double click “EnableSuperfetch“. If this value does not exist , you right-click on the folder  “PrefetchParameters“, then you choose “New“> “DWORD Value“.How to disable superfetch
  5. “EnableSuperfetch” values :
    • 0: to disable Superfetch
    • 1: to enable prefetching when program is launched
    • 2: to enable boot prefetching
    • 3: to enable prefectching of everything
  6. You “OK“.
  7. You Close the Registry Editor.

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What is superfetch ? And How to disable it ?
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