How to disable superfetch in Windows 10

Superfetch is a finctionality in windows 10 introduced for two purposes. The first one is decreasing boot time and the second one is loading apps faster. Superfetch does this by preloading them in the memory. It also tracks your usage pattern for a better preloading decision. For example, if you open chrome in the morning, it will preload chrome in the morning hours, so that app load faster. But sometimes prefetch becomes a major cause of high disk usage. Here in this article, we will discuss how to disable superfetch in windows 10.

Disable superfetch through command prompt

Step 1 – Open command prompt as admin.

Step 2 – Write the command code given below and hit enter.

net.exe stop superfetch

Disable Superfetch Service Cmd Windows 10

If the message which displays after running this command is “the superfetch service was stopped successfully“, the superfetch is now disabled on your windows 10 PC.

Note: – To enable it again, just run net.exe start superfetch

Disable superfetch through windows registry

Step 1 – Press Windows key + R together to bring up run command box.

Step 2 – Write Regedit in the run command box and hit enter.

Step 3 – Now browse to the location given below.

  • CurrentControlSet
  • Control
  • Session Manager
  • MemoryManagement
  • PrefetchParameters

Step 4 – On the right side of the popped up box, find  EnableSuperfetch entry from the list.

Put one of the following values in  EnableSuperfetch depending upon your requirement.
0to disable Superfetch completely
1 – to enable prefetching when program is launched
2 – to enable boot prefetching
3 – to enable prefetching of everything

Disable Superfetch Registry Windows 10


If this entry is absent, just do a right-click the on the PrefetchParameters folder, then choose New > DWORD Value.  Name this EnableSuperfetch and do the steps given above.