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To enable or disable the Superfetch in Windows 10 is a question for many users. It is also said that there are performance issues due to superfetch/prefetch.

This article would like to clear your doubts on enabling and disabling of Superfetch in Windows10.

What is Superfetch in Windows 10?

The service of “Superfetch” was introduced by Vista. It is a part of Windows since then. It is used for improving the system responsiveness.

Superfetch tries to pre-load the frequently used programs into your RAM (Random Access Memory) so as to avoid loading it from the HDD(hard disk drive)/ SSD(Solid-State Drive) into memory.

The problem with this is that less amount of RAM is available to other programs but in exchange, you will get better speed.

Should I Enable/Disable Superfetch in Windows 10?

Now the question arises whether to enable/disable Superfetch. The answer to this question completely depends on the user’s experience.

You can Enable Superfetch if:

  • After enabling it doesn’t it decrease or degrades PC’s running speed and storage.
  • You are an Enterprise User(Computer Game Player) where the big database is required frequently.
  • Your PC is in SSD installation.

You can Disable Superfetch if it’s occupying too much of storage space.

How to Turn Enable/Disable Superfetch in Windows 10?

Following steps should be followed to turn off Superfetch in Windows10


  • To open Services Manager, run services.msc
  • Scroll down to Superfetchservice

Step 2:

  • Double-click to open Properties box
  • Click on Stop to end the process
  • Make Startup type asDisabled
  • Apply

Step 3:

  • Click OK to exit the Services Manager
  • Restart your PC to finish the process
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