You won't need a restore point. For example, during sequential read operations, ReadyBoost will allow SuperFetch to use the cache on the hard disk, since the hard disk can outperform flash-based drives for these types of read operations. What is SuperFetch in Windows 10 The SuperFetch service was first introduced by Microsoft in Windows Vista and has since been part of every Windows update, including Windows 10. When trying to improve performance in Windows 10, people try a bunch of upgrades, but there is usually one fix that is not often used: the Windows Superfetch. Then launch the Services app. Manually Disable Superfetch To manually disable Superfetch in Windows 8, launch the Windows Services manager by right-clicking on the Desktop Start Button, choosing Run, and typing services. Is it a random bug that I shouldn't expect to happen again? If a file gets changed on the disk drive, it also gets changed in the cache and visa versa.
There are a number of ways to disable SuperFetch. If this service is affecting your computer performance, we recommend you turn it off. Tl;Dr there is clearly a larger, and potentially more serious, issue here that Superfetch just happens to exacerbate. Figure D If the device is compatible with ReadyBoost, you'll be prompted to enable the feature. Disable Prefetch If you want to stop prefetch, you will have to do it from the registry.
If Windows is still prefetching anything, the folder will get repopulated with whatever it wants to prefetch. It still remains to be seen if this setting causes any other issues, but so far two days and everything else seems to work fine. However, when the background task is finished, SuperFetch repopulates system memory with the data you were working with before the background task ran. It doesn't sound like that is some magical feature that is the sole cause of your problems. I hope this information is helpful. The memory usage is a non-issue because it only uses unused memory so no cost there , and when something else needs that memory it'll just get free'd up. Boot Performance Fast Startup 2.
But sometimes prefetch becomes a major cause of high disk usage. Now, there are exceptions to this system. In the end, you may notice a speed increase on video games by disabling it, but ultimately, the choice lies down with you if you disable it or not. I turned it on to see if it really was the main reason my notebook couldn't even have a browser and a fucking minecraft game open at the same time and it really was, after turning it on again and restarting the pc it was slow and laggy again. If you run Windows from a or instead of a slow spinner hard drive, then you may not see any performance gain from SuperFetch to justify the drive usage from it.
SuperFetch is now disabled in Windows 10. I've read on some microsoft boards that windows 8 sometimes leaves superfetch, defrag etc enabled even though it detects an ssd. Windows 7 will launch Microsoft's System Configuration Utility. You must be signed in as an to enable or disable SuperFetch. Thanks, Jack Jack Microsoft Answers Support Engineer Visit our and let us know what you think. For more information please visit For support questions email us at dellcares dell. Today we will look at what to do when the Task Manager shows that the disk is used being used at 100% by these services.
The best I can offer you is information about what Superfetch is and how it functions so that you can make an informed decision for yourself. It literally took 7 minutes from when I'd wake up the computer until it would be truly usable. Note: You can also press Windows + R Keys on the keyboard of your computer to bring up the Run Command Box. This feature accelerates the resume process. Disable SuperFetch from the command prompt To disable the SuperFetch service from the command prompt.
In this video we show how to disable Superfetch and Prefetch in Windows 10. Scroll down to Session Manager and expand it. For example, if you open chrome in the morning, it will preload chrome in the morning hours, so that app load faster. So today I randomly had a problem with 100% disk usage, which was slowing my whole computer down and notably making it impossible to play games. In the General Tab, change the Startup type to Disabled. Next expand CurrentControlSet and then Control.
In the right pane, double-click on EnableSuperFetch. I'll follow up on this performance issue next week, so stay tuned. Here in this article, we will discuss how to disable superfetch in windows 10. However, even if you have a fast hard disk, there are situations where ReadyBoost can make a big performance contribution. Figure G ReadyBoost will configure the device to use the caching system by creating a disk cache file named ReadyBoost.
With SuperFetch, background tasks still run when the computer is idle. Haven't done the change yet, but might be useful for others having this issue. On the other hand, if you are running Windows 10 on high-end hardware, you will discover that ReadyBoost is no longer viable. In the Run Command window, type services. Nothing is being installed or removed. Figure B If the device doesn't meet ReadyBoost requirements, you'll see a message like this one.