Windows 10 Superfetch

Hi guys, 

I'm running Win 10 on a fast PC with a 2tb HDD, and today I noticed it was running terribly while doing a little

browsing and gaming (D3) which I've happily run for years, Did some looking in resource manager

and traced massive disk usage back to Superfetch.

I've wasted half a hour trying to dig up some relevant info on Superfetch, without much luck.

Can anyone tell me why its running (and maxing disk usage/queue) while I'm trying to use the system?

Hello,

Let's get this issue resolved. To troubleshoot maximum disk usage issue in Windows 10, follow the suggested steps on this link.

Let us know how it goes.

Regards.

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More solutions, especially if Search or SuperFetch are causing problems:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-tips-fix-100-disk-usage-improve-windows-performance/

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Superfetch was designed to adapt to your PC usage to assist with faster application loading and faster boot times, although, in later versions of Windows it has been found that it causes the disk usage to increase severely.  I just recently ran into this issue with my wife's PC and had to stop superfetch. Once I did that, the disk usage went from 100% down to nearly nothing. If you are still having issues with this, here is how to stop it:

open cmd as admin > net.exe stop superfetch > Enter

With task manager opened in parallel, you will see your disk usage drop almost instantly.  So far I have not seen any downsides to stopping this and if you have read about it online, most claim it will slow your PC down if stopped.

Hope this helps

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so if CMD says "access denied" do you know the steps I need to take to remedy that issue

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Better than CMD line
1) Click on windows search icon on the start menu and bring up the search box
2) enter "services" in search box
3) click on Services desk top app
4) in the Services app scroll down to the Superfetch entry
5) left click on it and it should bring up the properties box
6) change Startup type: to "manual"

7) optional, stop the service

Note: I believe one has to had admin privilege to do this.

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Dear, that mean superfetch have to be stopped, but when I stopped services after any update services turned on. And after updates I have to check this servis.

This is my problem. I will try to put servis in manual.

Thank you very much.

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M. Krcivoj

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