Superfetch is a platform that Microsoft has incorporated into every single Windows operating system iteration starting with Windows Vista. Superfetch’s basic purpose is to help Windows computers maintain and utilize better and more efficiently, however much Random Access Memory they have. Superfetch does more damage than good for some Windows 10 users. It was identified to be the culprit of various Windows 10 problems and issues. Fortunately, it can be disabled in any case where Superfetch is going to act out and do harm rather than making things faster and easier. In this article, we will guide you through the procedures of different methods to disable Superfetch in Windows 10.

Disable Superfetch in Windows 10

To disable Superfetch in Windows 10, follow any of these procedures step by step.

Method #1

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type the services.msc in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. When you click the OK button, the following screen will appear.

Scroll down the screen and locate the Superfetch option as highlighted in the above image. Double click the Superfetch option and the following dialogue box will appear.

Click the Stop button to stop this service. Then, choose the Disabled option from Startup type drop down. After that, click the Apply and then the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Now restart the computer to disable the Superfetch feature.

Method #2

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type Regedit in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. When you click the OK button, the Registry Editor screen will appear as the following image is showing.

Navigate through the following path from the left pane of the screen.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CurrentControlSet -> Control -SessionManager -> Memory Management

As you go to the Memory Management option, it will have PrefetchParemeters as its sub-option as the following image is showing.

Click on the PrefetchParamters and locate the EnableSuperfecth option on the right pane of the screen as the following image is showing.

Double click on the EnableSuperfetch option and the following dialogue box will appear.

Enter 0 in the Value data textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Close the Registry Editor and restart your computer. The Superfetch feature will be disabled when the computer has restarted.

Conclusion

By following any of these procedures, you will be able to disable Superfetch on Windows 10.

How to disable Superfetch in Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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