How to Disable Superfetch in Windows

SuperFetch is a technology that has been implanted into Windows since Windows Vista to the latest and greatest Windows 10. It is the part of Windows Memory Manager. It makes often-accessed data be readable from the fast RAM rather than the slow hard drive. In easier words SuperFetch caches data so that it is immediately available for your application. Sometimes this can affect the performance of certain applications as it tends to not work well with gaming leading to slow the down, but can improve performance with business apps by a drastic measure and hence giving us a reason to disable the feature.

Now if you don’t have any idea as to how it would be done, don’t worry, just keep on reading the article. There are a couple of ways to do this. You can read more about superfetch from Makeuseof .

Method 1- Disabling from ‘Services’

  • Hold the ‘Windows key‘, while pressing ‘R‘ to open up ‘Run‘ dialogue box.

Disable Superfetch services

  • Then type ‘services.msc’, then hit ‘Enter’. 

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  • The Services window will pop then you will have to find ‘Superfetch’ in the list after that right-click ‘Superfetch’, and select ‘Properties’ then select the ‘Stop’ button in order to wish to stop the service or in the ‘Startup type’ dropdown menu, choose ‘Disabled’ and the service will be stopped.

Method 2- Disable from ‘Registry’

  • Hold the ‘Windows key‘, while pressing ‘R‘ to open up ‘Run‘ dialogue box.

Disable superfetch registry

Then type ‘Regedit’ and hit ‘Enter‘. The Registry Editor window will pop up and then you will have to navigate to the following location in the Registry.

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • SYSTEM
  • CurrentControlSet
  • Control
  • Session Manager
  • MemoryManagement
  • PrefetchParameters  

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  • Now on the right side of your screen right-click the “PrefetchParameters” folder, then choose ‘New’ followed by ‘DWORD Value’ and give it ‘0‘ value in order to disable the SuperFetch feature.

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