How To Get Rid Of SuperFetch
There are some applications in our computer that we use again and again. Every time these applications start, it gives a load on the processor of the system. In order to avoid this load, SuperFetch was introduced by windows. What this feature does is, it automatically loads the programs and applications that are used in the system more than often. This feature seems to speed up of processing power of the system. SuperFetch in now a part of the windows 10, it comes inbuilt with all versions of windows since the year 2007.
WHAT IS SUPERFETCH
As we have discussed above, SuperFetch was introduced in windows since 2007. This feature was said to maintain and improve performance over time. If the computer automatically loads the programs and applications that are being used constantly, the processor won’t have to take the pressure of opening and closing the program again and again.
This feature works on the background while we are using the system and keeps a close eye on the RAM of the system. It looks after the programs are being run most often and keep them in a specific category. SuperFetch takes the unusable memory from the RAM space automatically to open the often used programs, but when the system needs the memory, it gives away the occupied space back.
IS THIS FUTURE REALLY WORTH IT?
You might even not be aware of SuperFetch running in your system right now, this shows that how unnoticeable this feature is. SuperFetch usually does not effect the overall performance of the PC and even works for the system’s benefit. For a normal system these days, SuperFetch is not a matter of concern.
IS IT SAFE TO DISABLE SUPERFETCH?
Yes, it is as safe as it can get. Disabling SuperFetch do not have any negative effect on the system. Although if SuperFetch is unnoticeable, you should probably keep it on rather than disabling it. It might come in handy someday. But if you are having problems like overuse of space in or maybe HDD issues you should disable it.
PROBLEMS WITH SUPERFETCH IN YOUR SYSTEM
SuperFetch is always there in your PC. No matter what you are doing, it is always there to keep an eyes on the programs that are running in the system. This means that it always takes the space and memory of CPU.
SuperFetch is always running in the background of the computer. It can not run on its own, SuperFetch needs RAM and CPU for memory and processing to run in the background. If the processing and memory are already running heavily then taking more space and processing power by SuperFetch can slow down the computer. Although this does not occur, if the system had SSD.
If you are thinking that SuperFetch doesn’t load the program so that system won’t slow down, you are mistaken. SuperFetch does not wipe out the issue of opening the program but it reloads the program before. So when the program are being reloaded, then the process have to take load no matter what.
SuperFetch brings the data from not only the RAM but also from HDD. HDD brings a number of problems like inevitable failure, not energy efficient, etc. Although if you have SSD installed in your system, there is no need of preloading the programs since SSD is super fast.
SuperFetch is also very disturbing and causes issues while gaming. If the RAM is 4 GB or less, SuperFetch makes it way harder for a proper and easy going experience of a heavy game.
HOW TO DISABLE SUPERFETCH
Although SuperFetch was a feature designed to make our PC experience much better, but SuperFetch comes with a few problems too. So, here’s how you disable it.
* Open the Start Menu, search for services, then launch the Services app. Alternatively, open the Run prompt by pressing Windows key + R, then type services. MSc and click OK.
* Scroll down until you see SysMain, right-click on it, and click Stop. SuperFetch is now disabled.
* Still, in the Services app, right-click on SysMain and select Properties. Under the General tab, look for Startup type and change it to Disabled. (Or Manual if you’d like the option to turn it on when you need it.)
DISADVANTAGES OF DISABLING SUPERFETCH
If you thinking of disabling SuperFetch, you should be aware of the fact that you are going to loose your windows memory. You might need the lost data and information afterwards, so be aware before disabling SuperFetch.
You will gain the appearance of more free memory, but that is only an appearance. The caching done by SuperFetch will get cast aside as needed when a program actively needs the memory it is using.
ADVANTAGES OF DISABLING SUPERFETCH
One of the advantage of disabling the SuperFetch is that your computer will run more smoothly. No longer will the SuperFetch take memory and CPU for reloading the programs.
You will be able to perform the heavy tasks in your computer now that SuperFetch is disabled. The computer with 4GB memory can also process heavy gaming due to this.
In this article we discussed about SuperFetch. Why was this feature introduced by windows, what is it used for, is it really worthy, its pros/cons and how to disable it are some of the things that we talked about.
As you must know by now, SuperFetch was introduced so that it could help us to open the frequently used programs. This feature has its benefits as well as flaws. We all have used this feature sometime and still we use it. But due to the flaws like taking extra memory and processing power which ends up slowing down our computers, we may need to disable it. But if this feature is not bothering you and not even noticeable, you should keep it in your system.
SuperFetch is a very good feature that provides us with automated help which saves us time and effort but it might also be the reason to slow us down. So look out for what’s best for your computer and work accordingly.