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gordon
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superfetch

Postby gordon » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:21 am

Microsoft, in its infinite wisdom, has once again intruded upon its users to do them a favor and speedup their future use of applications by downloading many megabytes of data in anticipation of the users possible use of those applications. It doesn't tell you what it is doing, or let you select which applications you want to optimize, so all you experience is a very sluggish computer with a system process taking 100% of your disk drive access capacity for extended periods of time.

To disable superfetch see this link where Microsoft explains how to disable the service:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_perf/superfetch-leading-to-high-disk-usage/1c03a2bf-f00c-46b7-9154-96b17932e49f

gordon
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Re: superfetch

Postby gordon » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:10 pm

Another Win 10 background process imposed by default is called Telemetry by Windows. It is essentially data gathering on everything you do under Windows. I found it to be consuming an inordinate amount of CPU and disk processing on my Win 10.

Here is a procedure for disabling it:
https://winaero.com/blog/how-to-disable-telemetry-and-data-collection-in-windows-10/


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