What is Service Host Superfetch?
Are you worried about the Superfetch service that causes a lot of disk usage on your PC? Do you want to disable the service but do not know what changes will you make? You will find below the answers to these questions.
WHAT DOES SERVICE HOST SUPERFETCH DO?
Superfetch is part of Windows Vista and later. This technology allows the Windows operating system to manage random memory so your applications can run efficiently.
Enables third-party applications and critical Windows components to quickly perform common tasks. To do this, Superfetch stores and reads data from regularly used applications directly from RAM rather than using the hard drive.
Since data recovery from RAM is faster than reading from hard disk, Superfetch allows you to open the most used applications at a glance.
SUPERFETCH DISK USAGE PROBLEM – WHY DOES IT REPORT HIGH DISK USAGE?
Superfetch is like caching units. Copy all the commonly used files into the RAM. This allows programs to start faster. However, if the system does not have the latest hardware, Service Host Superfetch can easily cause high disk usage.
Although often alarming, using Superfetch disks is rarely a dangerous signal. This is because this service allows your computer to use its maximum responsiveness to I / O requests. It cleans up the RAM and copies the new files you accessed recently.
Once this service has finished reviewing the RAM, it will automatically reduce disk usage.
SHOULD I DISABLE THIS SERVICE?
As explained above, disk usage is not always a problem because of this service. Here's how this service works to optimize your system. If you use your PC for a while, this hosting service fills the RAM with frequently used files. As the size of these files increases over time, it may take longer to sort the memory. This then becomes a problem.
How do you disable this service?
If you notice that Service Host Superfetch still causes significant disk usage, you can disable it. Disabling this service does not cause system instability. However, delays can occur when accessing frequently used applications that load faster when enabled. To disable this service host, you can use one of the following methods. Both methods are safe to use as long as you follow the instructions exactly.
1. DISABLE IT FROM SERVICES
Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialogue box
2. Alternatively, you can click on Start in Windows and type ‘run’ to locate the Run dialogue box
3. Type ‘services.msc’ and press Enter to bring up the Services window
4. Once you have the list of Services, find Superfetch
5. Right-click on this service and select Properties
6. Once the Properties window pops up, click on Stop
7. From the ‘startup type’ drop-down menu in Properties, click Disabled
I hope this guide has given you enough information about this host service and how to deactivate it. It is now possible to restore disk usage in the usual way using the registry editor method or the service method. The choice is yours!