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Superfetch: Microsoft brought in a range of system processes in Windows 10. Over a period of time, they were stressful. SuperFetch is among the many processes that lead to high disk usage in Windows 10 computers that directly affects the performance of your PC

Most Windows users somewhere or the other encounter high disk usage due to – “Service Host: Superfetch” which consumes a lot of memory in Task Manager. If you are facing the same issue then this article will help you knowing more about SuperFetch.


What is SuperFetch (Windows 10) and how it works?

SuperFetch is an amazing memory manager that studies the pattern of CPU usage and works on optimizing memory content.

With the help of an easy tracking algorithm, Windows 10 Superfetch process creates a cache profile of programs and apps.

These applications are the ones that you use often. For instance, the very first apps/programs you open first when you access your PC.

SuperFetch keeps a track of each and every app running on your PC. When you sign out of an application you use frequently, SuperFetch requests main Memory manager of the system to give details of a couple of applications cache memory so that when you try to start program again the next time, Windows 10 actually do not have to process/run it through the disk and enables load the program in less time.

Certainly, in case you use an SSD, you don’t need SuperFetch to load an application in advance as the programs run quite faster on SSD as compared to HDD.


Superfetch and 100% disk usage(Windows 10)

In this case you may be thinking that if Superfetch is useful enough then why the painful process consumes high disk usage in case of Windows 10.

In short, the memory manager process consumes certain amount of RAM for it to run efficiently. Also, it tries to run at the background.

This is the only reason why it can create a mess without any idea when to halt and which process it needs to load in advance.
It creates worst situations especially during bootups, as it runs all the processes which could easily be run after some time.

A lot of users have say that Superfetch interferes while they are playing games by pulling down the frame rates.

Some users say that Superfetch process leads in unexpected projection of memory, which also results in a system freeze at times.


Do I need SuperFetch in Windows 10? Do I need to disable it?

Now the question is whether need Superfetch or do you need to disable it?

There are a lot of processes that give rise to issues when disabled. But luckily Windows 10 SuperFetch is among those. It is just a memory management process, which if disabled will not create any errors.

Again, it is not a process that you don’t need at all. As it is responsible for running your computer smoothly, you may also face some problems like increased booting time, slower speed while opening apps/programs etc.


How to disable superfetch

Follow the steps below to disable Superfetch

  1. Press windows+R
  2. Type Service.msc and click Enter
  3. Search superfetch in service list
  4. Right click on superfecth and then Properties
  5. Now click on Stop
  6. Now Click on dropdown box Startup Type and select Disabled


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Ajit Yadav

Author Bio: Ajit yadav is a professional blogger and co-founder of WindowsClassroom. He is a software engineer by education and blogger & writer by profession.

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