How to Enable or Disable SuperFetch in Windows 10

Below are the steps required to enable or deactivate SuperFetch in Windows 10, depending on the extent to which the SuperFetch service is speeding up programs on your PC or causing high disk usage and other issues.

SuperFetch Service in Windows 10?

The SuperFetch Service in Windows 10 is designed to detect frequently used programs and load the files into RAM (Random Access Memory).

This permits frequently used programs and apps on your PC to access cached files stored in RAM instead of grabbing documents from the Hard Disk.

Theoretically, this will improve the performance of commonly utilized Apps and programs running on your PC.

The downside to SuperFetch Service is that it may end up using all the RAM available on your computer. This could be a problem for older or newer computers that have a low capacity RAM.

Whether to Enable or Disable SuperFetch in Windows 10?

Although SuperFetch can boost the performance of some applications, it’s also well-known to cause problems on older machines, modern computers that have low capacity RAM and for computers that are running RAM-intensive applications.

Our recommendation is to enable or disable SuperFetch according to your personal experience with SuperFetch and the type of computer you’re using.

For older machines that have smaller than 4GB of RAM (4 GB or less) it’s logical to turn off SuperFetch in particular when you frequently run into high RAM usage as well as 100 percent Disk Usage issues on your system.

1. Disable SuperFetch in Windows 10

If you’re experiencing issues with High Disk Usage or other issues You can take the following steps to deactivate SuperFetch service on your PC.

1. Right-click on the Start button, then click on the Run button.

2. In Run Command window enter services.msc and click OK.

3. On the Services Screen Right-click on SuperFetch and then click Properties.

4. On SuperFetch Properties screen, change to set the “Startup type” to Disabled.

5. Click on OK to save the changes to your computer.

2. Enable or Disable SuperFetch Using Registry

You can also enable or disable SuperFetch Service with the registry Editor on your personal computer.

1. Right-click on the Start button and then click the Run button.

Note: You can also use the Windows + R keys to start Run Command. Run Command on your computer.

2. In Run Command window Enter Regedit, then click OK.

3. On Registry Editor Screen, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, SYSTEM, The CurrentControlSet, Control and Session Management and then click on PrefetchParameters Folder.

4. In the right pane, double-click the EnableSuperFetch entry.

5. In Edit DWORD pop-up in the Edit DWORD pop-up, enter “0” in “Value data” field to turn off SuperFetch service on your PC.

6. Click on OK to save the changes , and then close this screen. Edit DWORD display.

If you would like to enable SuperFetch enter 1 or 3 into the Value Data File, and then click OK.

0. – Deleting SuperFetch Service for your PC

1. – Allows SuperFetch only when the program is started

2. – Enables boot prefetching

3 – Allows prefetching of virtually everything you can you can do on your personal computer.

NOTE: If you cannot locate the EnableSuperFetch entry You can create one by right-clicking PrefetchParameters Folder and then selecting the New option, followed by DWORD value.

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