Even though it may seem contrary on some occasions, Windows 10 is clearly an enhancement over the older versions in several ways. However, it can work at a snail pace if its settings are not tweaked correctly. Amongst several features that are present in Windows 10, SuperFetch is one hidden gem.
The role of this feature is to assist users by making their routine more comfortable and quicker. This feature is relatively unknown, but it is unquestionably worth knowing about.
HOW USEFUL IS SUPERFETCH?
SuperFetch is created to optimize the user’s computer experience. It discreetly runs in the background and analyses the applications that are frequently accessed along with how much memory is being used.
From now on, whenever you boot up your computer, SuperFetch will automatically load those programs in the RAM. For this reason, when a user clicks on the applications to open them, they will take less time to launch.
SuperFetch makes use of all the available space with preloaded applications. However, it will not always take up the same space. If any users click on any application they do not use much, then SuperFetch will free up the space that is required for setting up and using that application.
WHAT ARE THE REASONS FOR DISABLING SUPERFECTH?
One one hand SuperFetch is a fantastic tool, and on the other it requires the system to work harder in the background, which results in a greater RAM and CPU usage.
If you like playing video games, then in all likelihood you will not wish to turn on SuperFetch. SuperFetch can decrease your gaming experience by making it run slowly.
HOW TO DISABLE WINDOWS 10 SUPERFETCH?
To reemphasise, it is not suggested to turn off this feature unless you wish to fix issues that are being caused because of it. SuperFetch is an exceptional tool that increases the overall PC performance. If you are facing any problem and you think that SuperFetch may be the reason behind it, then disable it and see if it works.
FROM THE SERVICES APP
- Firstly, you have to access the Services app.
- Click on the Start button.
- In the search bar, look for Services.
- Click on the Services app.
- Or else, press the Windows + R keys.
- In the Run dialog box, enter services.msc.
- Click on the OK button.
- Now, in the list of all the services, keep scrolling until you spot Superfetch.
- Right-click on SuperFetch.
- From the pop-out menu, select the Stop option.
- SuperFetch is disabled.
- Now, you need to stop SuperFetch from running automatically.
- Go back to the Services app.
- Locate SuperFetch and right-click on it.
- Choose the option for Properties.
- Scroll to the General tab.
- Click on the drop-down next to Startup type.
- Select the option called Disabled.
- In the end, click on the OK button to apply the changes.
FROM THE REGISTRY EDITOR
While it is recommended to disable SuperFetch by going to the Services app, it may not work at times. In that case, you can change the registry key directly. However, before proceeding you must back up the registry so that you restore it if any unlikely event occurs.
- Firstly, you need to go to the Start Menu.
- In the search bar, type regedit and hit the Enter key.
- Hit the Registry Editor option from the search results.
- Or else, press the Windows + R keys simultaneously.
- Enter Regedit in the field.
- Hit the OK button.
- After that, you need to locate the SuperFetch key in the Registry Editor.
- Now, go to the right pane and locate EnableSuperfetch.
- Right-click on the key.
- Click on Modify.
- Now, in the Edit window, enter 0 in the field below Value data.
- Click on the OK button.
James Thomas is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, James has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.